The Changing Perspectives

Let us talk about what’s trending these days. By 2020, we have all grown into tech-savvy beings. If ‘all’ is an exaggeration, ‘few’ would also be an understatement. Let us settle for 60-40.

On a serious note, we cannot deny how the digital world has taken over every field and our lives. Today, digitization seems as important as electricity to us. Correct me if I am wrong!

Shall we focus on how this digitization has affected the art?

Impact of digitization on contemporary art 

The digitization has had an immense impact on the art and the artist. The stylus and the graphic pads have dominated the brush and smell of acrylic. We are not complaining; we are amazed; this requires applause for all the artists out there. We are nothing but amazed as to how creatives surpass and outlive every parameter. The minds of our artists are not bound by anything.

The modern techniques

Moving on to a very fresh idea of the photo to art painting, what is it? Well, it is a look-alike of the traditional paintings. More or less. The pictures are recreated using digital tools on computers, from the base to the coloring the peculiar detailing, it is all handled digitally, and the outcomes amazes us.

Is the digitization of art a threat to our age-old traditional art?

Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, once said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Well, we cannot disagree with that. Change is the only constant in life; any living being has to change and adapt to the new world, anyone or anything which fails to do it is dead.

So what does changing here mean? We should change our ways and accept the upcoming ideas to keep going. But we always have a choice to carry the traditions of utmost importance with us through ages. Adapting to the modern world and also keeping the traditions alive is the need of the hour.

The legends like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Michelangelo are irreplaceable, hands down! We will have new legends, but they will have a unique style.

David McLeod, Stephen Mcmennamy, Alberto Seveso, and Sean Charmatz are iconic digital painters whose style of making a photo to art painting cannot be challenged. The photo to art painting looks so natural that you could have been a keen observer to notice the difference between the traditional handmade paintings on canvas and the digital paintings. These examples were to make sure we do not compare art. Every art is unique in its way.


Every art has a story to tell. The question is, can you listen?


What do you think?

Written by Divyang


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