Art in the Digital Age

One of my hobbies and passions is Art. I did it as a subject all through secondary school, and had to endure the painful process of writing essay upon essay, all in Irish, about why people in the Stone age/Bronze age/Iron age drew on rocks.  What materials they used, How they did it, etc… 

Recently I presented my project, “Art in the Digital Age”, for my Digital Humanities class. I was a bit nervous, but because I get on so well with all of my classmates, the nerves faded. 

My presentation briefly highlighted how art is being perceived on the internet, how there are numerous websites available for artists/art lovers, and the different tools artists in the digital age are using to create their masterpieces. 

Our presentation had to run for 3-4 minutes, and I felt like I had a lot of Info that I couldn’t fit into that time limit. So, I will link a few websites that I found while researching my topic, that I find very interesting and I hope you will too. 

 http://weburbanist.com/2009/09/28/digital-painters-old-world-art-meets-modern-tech/  – This is the first article I came across, and I knew after reading this, that it would be my topic for my presentation. 

http://www.hitrecord.org – Hit record is a website that my Digital Humanities tutorial lecturer brought my attention to. And you can imagine my surprise when I saw Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s face pop up when I clicked on it. If that doesn’t make you want to click on the link, I don’t know what will. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVwHEUtv4w – This is a very entertaining review on the Genius Pen Tablet. I mentioned in my presentation a UK Art student ,named Sarah-Rose Oliver, who used this tablet to create her photo-realistic portraits of various celebrities. 

http://www.deviantart.com – I found this website after I read the article from my first link, and after this all of my presentation seemed to come together. 

https://prezi.com/3xyi_jdwz-qi/art-in-the-digital-age – Last but not least, the link to my presentation. Unfortunately you need a prezi account to be able to view it.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde