Digital Art Characteristics

Have you ever heard of the term ‘digital art’? And can you give a definition of the term? Many people know the term but find it quite difficult to describe. And that is not surprising, because the boundaries of digital art are constantly being stretched. With the advent of the computer in the 1970s and certainly also after the introduction of the internet, artists and artists are constantly inventing new forms of digital art. The most famous museums of digital art are the Digital Art Museum and the Museum of Computer Art.

Static art, created on the computer
Art created with the aid of a computer is digital art. You can think of:

  • Edited images
  • Art created with digital drawing programs
  • Art that arose from the algorithms of special design programs

Moving picture
Art based on moving images or video equipment also falls under digital art. Pipilotti Rist is a well-known video artist, who exhibited, for example, in the video room of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. A very lackluster example of moving art is the aquarium and the fireplace on your television screen. Affordable art does not (yet) have moving digital art. If you want to buy this form of digital art, we, unfortunately, have to disappoint you.

Art based on the internet
Digital art can also consist of the form of the Internet. In principle, internet art only exists on the internet. Created by and for the web, it ignores all the original rules of art. With internet art, the artists try to stay innovative, a kind of new hippie era. You can also watch some art demonstrations on TV channels such as ‘iptv’.

There is still a newer movement that is poking fun at the internet and internet art. The artists of this movement actually rebel against the internet and its addictions. You see this kind of art mainly in galleries and museums and not so easily in someone’s private rooms. Finally, we know a digital art movement that focuses on games, such as Tetris and the Sims. These and many more games are showcased at art festivals and exhibitions around the world.

Digital art – Blue GirlArt and digital installations
Digital installations can also form the basis of digital art. In this technique, interaction with the audience is very important. One of the more famous digital installation art exhibitions is the GLOW festival in Eindhoven, which takes place annually in November. For example, laser and light shows fall under this art form.

Virtual reality art
With virtual reality art, you can walk around in a painting, as it were. This can be very surreal, but also vary based on truth. You can immerse yourself in thousands of lights, but you can also walk around famous houses. This art is still very experimental. Artists are still investigating how they can blow the audience away.

The hallmarks of digital art
Digital art that you can buy at Affordable Art, for example, has a number of similar characteristics:

  • The work of art is based on a (number of) photo (s), which have been digitally processed.
  • Digital art is reproducible, without compromising on quality.
  • Because the art can be manipulated, it can always change, like the painting Girl on white/red by BAS, from the collection of Affordable Art.
  • Digital art is often interactive.