Digital Art As Fine Art

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Digital Art As Fine Art


Published on before 2005

Brian Yoder's response to Patrick Lawrence:
Actually, I think that this is not the right way to look at a new medium, though it is something that happens whenever a new medium appears. Consider film for example. When it first appeared nobody knew how to make a good movie. What they knew was theatre, so that's what they put on the screen. [...]

I'd have to agree with all this. It's important to remember that oil paint does not equal watercolor does not equal conte crayon does not equal pencil. They are all different, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and the master of any of these media will use them to their fullest while avoiding their pitfalls. Digital art will be the same way. Hopefully in time, artists using this medium will develop a look all its own without trying to compete with, or look like, the other traditional media.