NEW TECHNOLOGIES & CONTEMPORARY ART
Art, as abstract as it may be, is a reconstruction of the world in our image.
In a sense, we can say that the abstract art does not exist since everything that we represent is only the expression of our mental activity, that is, anything than ourselves. And what could be more concrete than that?
This representation of our reality has in fact always been the resultant of the technologies available to the artist following his time. It should be noted the extreme relativity of freedom of artistic creation.
To resolve this issue, the artist has worked towards a deconstruction of its technical resources inherited from previous centuries in the twentieth century. Escape of the framework of the tradition to find a form of freedom.
This justifiable approach found its final expression in the conceptual art which is the ultimate denial of the technique.
This radical approach contained in it its own limitation. Devoid of technique, it reduced art to a simple poetic Coue method. Mr. Duchamp decided that such object presented according to his whim is art, and it becomes.
Either... Is it the end of the history of art? It would seem that not.
The artists are big children, they eventually end up by breaking their toys. After a few centuries of all the same. Painting, sculpture, are minced to the roping. The Young Ladies of Avignon passed through there!
Don't worry, all this is of no consequence, the history of art continues.
In the twenty-first century, the time has come to speak of the art technology!
It is no longer from the simple human brain that come out the images and forms, as in the previous century, but assisted by powerful computers and the most complex algorithms-driven brains. The digital era will still provide to artists new toys whose power will be out of proportion with what their predecessors have known. Toys that abolish the concept of reality, gestating a new poetry.
And this new century, my friends, is just the beginning...
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