The great thing about technology is that we can now enjoy art in a number of ways that would be otherwise limited. Not only has art become more prevalent everywhere we go, but it has also taken up new forms as well. As reported by the BBC, art is now as modern as it can get: automated, more immersive and participatory.
For instance, artists such as Ollie Palmer has invented a device that makes ants “dance” through the use of synthetic pheromones. The BBC also noted that sculptures can now be made with 3D printing technology. The Smithsonian, meanwhile, cites an exhibition in London where coloured laser beams and smoke are used as a medium by the audience to create works of art.
A Pew Research Center’s study in 2012 also revealed that art has become more accessible to its audience during the internet age. 50 percent of organisations who participated in Pew’s survey believed that the internet has played a key role in promoting the arts to more people and increasing engagement among art consumers.
Technology has indeed also paved the way for artists to collaborate as well with galleries and companies that will allow them to reach a wider audience. According to TWFINEART, for those looking for limited edition prints, Australia has a number of galleries and private art dealers that work with artists from around the globe to create an exclusive portfolio for collectors to choose from. These prints sprang from a combination of digital and analogue processes that can be printed on demand and based on the preferences of the client.
Technology has allowed art to grow by leaps and bounds, and let future generations witness the works of the great masters of the past centuries and today. And thanks to those who proliferate the use of such new technologies, we are now able to enjoy art as much as we can today.