Friday, March 23, 2012

Art in the Digital Age

The rise of technology has many implications for the art world. The Internet provides convenient accessibility to artworks; instead of going to museums and art shows, the public can view works online. Digital galleries and online art auctions are on the rise and social media networks—such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest—have become hubs for posting photos of artworks.
It is interesting to consider how the digital age will affect artists, museums, and art shows. It seems that the majority of contemporary artists now have their own websites or blogs. Will this growing online global art community replace actual social interactions among artists, dealers, and the public? While it cannot be denied that technology broadens accessibility to artwork, we must also consider how this impacts the viewer’s experience. Can we appreciate art in the same way in this digital age?
Originally posted by Sally Johnson on CulturalSecurity.net.

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