July 18, 2022 10:10 am

Marques Hardin

Art has been one of the most creative forms of expression, and humans have always enjoyed its different facets regardless of the subject. Whether an art piece is an aesthetic art or therapeutic, people from all across the world pay thousands of dollars or fly thousands of miles to witness the beauty. Such is the enigma of art.

Over the past few years, art has become an extremely profitable industry with skyrocketing revenue. It has grown leaps and bounds, also making it a lucrative bet for the future. The biggest example would be Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Davinci, which went for $450.3 million, making it the most expensive art piece ever sold after a 19-minute bidding war.

However, when we say technology is combined with art, it doesn’t mean it’s on our smartphones or tablets. It goes way beyond those parameters.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not an alien term anymore, we all know what it means. But do we know what it’s capable of? Maybe not. Thanks to the new cutting-edge technologies, AI has become a more convenient form of communication. It learns from human experiences and behaviour and performs by imitating them to the best of its knowledge.

The New Era of Art

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that art and technology are two peas in a pod and they have a meaningful relationship. But which relationship doesn’t have hiccups? The same is the case with this one where both art and technology run into each other and create a complex influence sometimes. One can call it a healthy competition as well that needs balance. They overlap each other and make way for new ideas to prosper.

Innovation is the Key: History and The Way Ahead

Art and technology, when combined, challenge our beliefs and push our limits. This co-relation was born when computers were first launched because we were introduced to a new medium of perspective. Within no time, the term video-art was coined and creators started exploring the virtual space along with its immeasurable potential. It was just a matter of time before Photoshop and 3D Modeling came into the picture and artists started experimenting.

Talking about the present-day scenario, there is now a world of inventions and probabilities that seemed like a distant dream a couple of decades ago. Contemporary illustrators are using comprehensive tools to paint their ideas on a virtual canvas. This approach challenges our perceptions as a viewer and reshapes the way people think about museums and art galleries.

There’s a lot that binds art and technology but there are also a few things that need to be worked upon. This landscape is undergoing a massive transformation by the minute and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

About the Author

Marques Hardin is the founder of Artgence and author of the blog.

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