Digital Arts – The World Of Contemporary Artisans

When technology evolves, civilization evolves with it. As civilization evolves, everything else follows. The face of music has changed tremendously since the advent of new technologies. New technologies wave birth to the creation of new musical instruments. Not only that, it also includes new sound system patterns, which was once just morely noises, has now…

When technology evolves, civilization evolves with it. As civilization evolves, everything else follows. The face of music has changed tremendously since the advent of new technologies. New technologies wave birth to the creation of new musical instruments. Not only that, it also includes new sound system patterns, which was once just morely noises, has now become useful sounds to create music. Sound mixing in its uniqueness and originality created a whole new genre called New Age Music. In New Age Music, folk sounds and cultural scores are altered to create a hybrid form combining original patronage to ancient compositions and highly sophisticated background sound effects.

In this new form of digital music, artists like The Gregorian Chant , Enya , Enigma , The Mohicans and Kitaro have entered into our contemporary recordings offering a distinct taste to those who have learned to appreciate the beauty of combining ancient or traditional with technological. Techno is another genre that has evolved since the late 90's at the height of the cyber-punk craze. Artists like Prodigy , Fatboy Slim , and Moby excelled in bringing music that is highly congruent to the futuristic theme. In fact, the musical score may sound even strange to many conventional ears that it almost sound like singing an alien song worthy to be broadcast beyond the galaxy. Music has come a long way since the day it has become possible to recreate it digitally.

The same can actually be said about visual arts. Digital modification has enabled creating special effects that have evolved through time and collective experience. Digital special effects in films have gained a great leap in the release of the sci-fi motion picture Matrix. This movie has become the foundation of new special effects in motion picture, as it features deliberate 3D slow motion sequence along with change in camera angles. Also, with the release of the Lord of the Rings franchise, fantasy motion pictures have gone great heights thereafter.

Fine arts have come across a whole new meaning to its namesake during the emergence of digital arts. It is almost as if the days are already behind for those people who seek traditional means, such as actual canvas and painting. Such an art has been reduced to novel things that will only cater to the taste of not so many from the gentry and literati social castes. Animation has become a new profession for practical artists seeking economic stability in their unique and often undervalued profession. What a comic artist would produce for a month before the emergence of digital art has already been either doubled or upgraded three times in quality with this technology.

In our contemporary times, art seemingly has no way of surviving without technology. Digital art has become an integral element and already an inevitable reality. A contemporary artisan would require digital modification to enhance precision and create better quality in a more convenient way, without actually downgrading one's skill. Digital art has become the actual means, while purely traditional methods have become an option due to being obsolete.