If you recently had the opportunity to visit a gallery or museum, you might have noticed how much art differed from traditional formats and techniques that once adorned the walls of these institutions. Many affiliated artists who today exhibit world-famous galleries use digital processing to great extent and improve their expression through technology.
One way to create digital art is to combine traditional techniques and/or drawing materials with computer software to create digital drawings. In this way, such works can recreate the appearance of traditional drawings made with pencil or ink. On the other hand, a digital artist can select media-specific effects using software, such as creating complex patterns with absolute mathematical precision.
Digital art comes in many forms, most often exclusively computer generated, drawn in different types of software or digital photo images. It brings us artistic compositions, which strongly rely on the use of technology in its creation. It started in the 70s of the 20th century and was mainly used for advertising and visual effects for the film. Thus, the book “Lord of the Rings”, considered to be one of the most popular and influential works in 20th-century literature, has been screened half a century after the publication of 1955. Tolkien’s art inspired many works of art, music, movies, and television, video games, social games and later literature. Tolkien’s fans welcomed the screening of the first book “The Lord of the Rings” in 2001, after which they have filmed two more sequences by 2003. Behind this financially and productionally demanding venture stands director Peter Jackson. Similarly, the idea for James Cameron’s film “Avatar” originated back in 1970, but the film was shot in 2009, i.e. when technology enabled him to screen all the visual effects that can be seen in this film.
A fantastic example of cooperation between traditional art and digital technologies brings to us the movie “Loving Vincent” from 2017. This project revived the painting of Van Gogh (1853 – 1890), by the team of artists from around the world. 125 professional painters painted oil on canvas each of 65,000 frames of the film! In this way, they created the first fully painted feature film in the world.
Who is interested in discovering more details about this incredible venture, feel free to visit Loving Vincent