World Art Day: From Paints to Pixels and much more

The world of art has evolved manifold with the advent of technology and human intelligence. Art today speaks volumes, irrespective of the form of art in focus. Fine arts, photography, music and even performance arts has transformed with age.

World Art Day: From Paints to Pixels and much more

From pigments and synthetic paints to pixels and photoshop, the world of art has transformed in a lot of different ways. And this evolution, or simply a transition, has been so ingrained in our lives that many a times, we fail to notice these changes unless we start engaging with these on an individual level. With the advent of technology, everyone is hooked to their smart devices, constantly engaging with an interface put together by a set of designers. Moreover, many artists are glued to an iPad or a Galaxy Note, drawing away to happiness. And the results of digital drawing are indeed breathtaking and hyper realistic. However, art knows no limitations and every form of art has changed manifold. 

From Exhibitions to Instagram

Gone are the days when art was an exclusive affair, meant only for those proclaimed to be blessed with an aesthetic edge. Everyone today can be an artist, learning from the world wide web or simply resorting to a colouring app. Traditional and digital mediums of fine art co-exist beautifully in the modern world. Just that today no one is an artist indoors and everyone has a fair chance to display their skills, using platforms like instagram and pinterest. 

Exhibitions are no boundaries to gauge the success of an artist. Social media handles like The Artidote and the Berlin Art Parasites are a few examples where art has broken the limitations of geography and style. Anyone today can become a publisher.

From Vinyls to Music Streaming

Why limit art to drawings and sketches? Even the world of music has seen an interesting transition from using vinyl records to streaming music online. Vinyls today are for the collectors passionate about music. Moreover, just like the case with art, people can self publish their own music and no longer need a physical platform or individuals to push them towards a successful music career. The evolution of the music industry can also be majorly associated with the prevalence of digital music and EDMs. Whether you believe it or not, anyone can produce music anywhere and anytime, according to their style and preferences and have an equal chance to get noticed for their work. 

From Polaroids to DSLRs

Going back to the basics of photography, it started with something like a heliograph which registered an image on a glass or a metal sheet. Over a period of time, it evolved from polaroids and still film cameras to DSLRs and simply mobile phones. Where people waited earlier for the images to be printed much later, photography today is much simpler. With smartphones and social media, everyone today is a photographer and self-publishing is also much simpler.

Each image earlier had to be carefully clicked because of the cost attached to each click. Today, clicking photographs and choosing from the best clicks is also much simpler. 

From Performance Arts to Content Creation

Performing arts, back in time, was only limited to theatre, music, dance and the likes. The live entertainment space today has also emerged to be more diverse and delving into contemporary topics. With the standup culture and the storytelling space developing across the country, performance arts has evolved to be more open for all and inviting different perspectives. 

Many popular comedians today started with a mere Youtube channel and have come a long way entertaining the audience, targeting grave topics and social issues, with an element of humour in it. 

Everyone today has the chance to give their creative edge a vent, reaching out to a much wider audience through video streaming. People, knowingly or unknowingly, are constantly creating and consuming content. 

Art indeed knows no boundaries to the way it ought to be done. The world of art is constantly evolving, with technology and human intelligence. All forms of art co-exist and it’s important for us to both nurture more diversity and preserve the traditional ways, keeping the basics alive and constantly developing on something new.