Many things have changed in our surrounding. Even us have changed too. Our lifestyle is no longer what it used to be and we behave differently as well. These changes happened gradually and mainly because of our continued exposure to technology. Wherever you look today, there are various tech contrivances designed to make our lives supposedly easier. However, it incurred additional expenses and headaches once things start to malfunction. This preoccupation with technology also has a major impact on various industries and mainstays in the society like the arts, for instance.
Nothing remains constant in this world. With major advancements in technology, it is bound to influence how people live their lives. And we all know that the arts are an expression of people’s feelings and views of the world. It reflects what the times are like when that work of art was made. These artistic expressions have greatly changed over the years because the world has changed as well but some can be quite mind-boggling too and involved the use of, yes you guessed it right, more technology.
Google introduces you to artists like Chris Ofili, known for working with elephant dung and creating works around black culture, Louise Bourgeois and her iconic giant spider sculptures and Douglas Coupland, the Canadian artist who coined the term “McJob” and calls failure “a pure state of being.”
The collection also explains the difference between modern and contemporary art, taps experts and artists to answer the “big questions,” ie, the most-searched ones on Google, like “what is the meaning of contemporary art.” It also lets you explore artworks and exhibitions, galleries, mediums and methods and issues like racism, poverty and global warming that shape art. There’s even a section called “Explaining Contemporary Art with Emojis,” and, near and dear to Engadget’s heart, “The Future of Art.”
The future of the arts has arrived and artists are making use of technology or whatever they can get their hands on in expressing themselves and their artistry. If you look at their artworks, it can vary from almost everything there is under the sun. The best thing about modern life is we can now see for ourselves what these artworks are simply with a click of the button. Some are even immersive and interactive that attracts people to give the arts the time of day and no longer just be passive about it.
The capacity for creative expression is one of the defining qualities of being human. Our innovative imagination and ability to express it in so many different ways is unparalleled by any other living being.
However, art doesn’t just have to be for the sake of self-expression or aesthetics. The most powerful masterpieces have a mission infused into them. In fact, many modern-day artists are using their artistic capabilities as a tool to predict, explore, and even shape our future. They do so not just through visual arts, but also through music, movements, sculptures, and even multimedia.
For instance, I can tell you about the implications of technology on society, or I can take you on an immersive experience where I show you those effects or paint a potential future world for you. This is where art is a powerful tool.
Nothing remains constant. Artists show everyone their perception of the world and allow us to enjoy the fruits of their labor in a new light. The performance arts are especially benefiting from technology even if many think otherwise due to the threat of plagiarism and piracy. They now have a new platform where they can show off their talents without all the hassles that traditional artists had to deal with in the past and enjoy a bigger audience that have a wide variety of taste to support their craft.
There may be changes to our appreciation for the arts but let’s not forget either that artistic expressions also changes with time, and they make use of tools that are readily available to everyone. It all depends on how they utilize them for their artistic expressions and share to the world their inborn talents through no other than the web itself.