It is widely accepted that the arts are the best expression of the culture of any society and the culture of the society is equally the outcome and even mirror of the arts! There exists an interchangeable relationship between the arts and the general public in which the former offers cultural value to them while the public have interaction with the latter while embodying the values. This relationship has one trend – ideally, they both move upward. The public does not only engage in valuing the aesthetic aspects of arts, they also esteem other aspects such as, but not limited to, virtues, science, morality and any other values that points out to the development and success of the society.
Artists always rise to the occasion, whatever category of art they are in (visual or performing and even digital). They strive to have positive influence that will continuously support the upward trend of society and arts relationship. It is a greater responsibility for the artist to become and serve as genuine role models that will guide the modern societies towards enhancement and edification of prevailing cultures.
Some people are of the opinion that technology devalues the art every time it is produced. They argue that applying technology to art moves it further away from its origins. But, looking at it critically, this is not the case. Art has come a long way thanks to things that technology brings to it. Consider the following – how come impressionist artists will be able to print paint tubes? How about the art of Andy Warhol? If you look closely, most of the artists of the past and present have made good use of technology in order for them to continuously express themselves through art.
Technology and art have intertwined deeply in the past decades. Some artists learn and apply various types of art techniques and media to come up something unique or brand new. Some of the art pieces of today promote human interaction. But in general, technology makes art convenient and easier, allowing for more individuals to engage with it. Rapid development of technology causes major changes with contemporary art. This is observable in the progress of introduction of new art materials, tougher, versatile and attractive canvass for the artists to explore and work with.
The recent innovations have provided the artists with extended horizons for their creativity to engage and opened up new frontiers for their artistry. Some artists enjoy the reduced time in crafting arts thanks to the recent technology without losing quality and still being able to express themselves or for the society’s culture. The time reduced can then be used for other things that are meaningful for the arts like in coming up with it creative ideas and groundbreaking things.
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2nd image from https://www.behance.net/gallery/170136/The-Renaissance-of-Colors