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How has technology influenced the arts in the last century?


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March 14, 2012 9:56PM

Art has been known to man right from the very beginning as evidenced by the relics of the past. But certainly, technology has made it possible for new equipments to be taken advantage of and for new mediums to be used. There is also the option of digital art that will allow people to work with colors and images even without the most intensive training to create the best masterpieces.

Many technological changes occurred during the Modernist period. These included photography, the invention of the color spectrum, etc. In the postmodern era, changes included computer-manipulated photography, digital media, etc.

Many artists portrayed subject matter influenced conceptually by technology as well. For example, the futurists, who idealized the beauty and potentials of technology, but many artists also explored the negative effects, e.g. Patricia Picnicking - "Restless".

Things like photography have made art easier than in the past. We now have a different variety in colors that can make our photos stand out.

Other improvements have been the convenience of measured gradients of paints. In the old days the artist would have to make their own paints; processing such things would be time consuming and hard to reproduce. Also technology has allowed us to make things like bridges, buildings, and new ways to do it with engineering. This has allowed for a spur in the art community, opening doors to various ways to express the artist's feelings.

Technology has also completely redirected many forms of art. For example, there is much more reliance on graphic design in art and new techniques in film making today than there used to be. Graphic design tools are used for advertising and marketing, but can also be used to edit other art forms, such as photography or film.

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November 06, 2019 10:54AM
Art of the twenty-first century emerges from a vast variety of materials and means. These include the latest electronic technologies, such as digital imaging and the Internet; familiar genres with a long history that continue to be practiced with great vigor. A key feature of the art scene in the twenty-first century (and of many sectors of twenty-first-century life) is the impact of globalization – the accelerating interconnectivity of human activity and information across time and space. Aided by the internet and mass media, awareness of the vitality of contemporary art in localities around the globe has grown exponentially. The twenty-first century is just beginning – issues and ideas are evolving rapidly and new artists are constantly gaining attention and influence.
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November 08, 2019 5:25AM
The technology process has changed today’s world, it has changed our lives and the Art world is a part of it. My personal point of view is that technology finds its natural way of complimenting and experimenting in art forms and creations. Today, thanks to technology, Artist has better tools and resources to engage in their artistic process conduct. Fast access to information, helps artist with idea research and inspiration topics, technology helps artist to improve the quality of work and speed up the timing process (finding material supplies, cost effectiveness balance and etc.) , as well as spreading the artistic message into the world via internet access, social and digital media channels, finding and establishing professional network and communication and attracting attention to your art. I am sure, many would find this topic argumentative and that is a healthy way of debating on changes, progresses and their influence. I will refrain for now from further statement on this topic just to avoid a long-write.