Transformation of technology and art: Digital art

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Vargün, Özlem. (2023). Transformation of technology and art: Digital art. JOURNAL OF ARTS, 6(1), 49–54.


The progress in information and communication technologies creates a significant social transformation. Art in the early 2000s Art; It is the expression of creativity and imagination through tools such as music, dance, sculpture and painting. In the digitalizing world, the artist’s use of technological tools to express his feelings and thoughts can be defined as digital art. Digital art, which is a combination of art and technology, covers all branches of art in which the artist uses technological devices to produce his works. The main difference between traditional art and digital art is that the space in which it is designed is different. For example, in traditional art, a painter uses canvas while producing his work. In digital art, digital tools such as a computer or camera are used in the design of the work. The concept of digital art covers a wide area. From graphic arrangements to reproduction and copying of traditional art forms such as photography, sculpture, painting; Many applications, from engineering construction to projects involving artificial intelligence, can be examined under the title of digital art. The aim of this article is to examine the development and transformation of digital art in the historical process, the way they exist in the exhibition and art market, and to make predictions about the future of digital art by identifying the main reasons for this change in the context of technology. As a method, classifications are made by literature research and description method. According to the findings, the use of digital technologies as a means of expression by artists has been on the agenda since the first emergence of digital technologies and artists who follow technology closely are also pioneers in the use and spread of these technologies. In addition, digital art, which is under the authority of art institutions, can have an independent digital presence and create its own autonomous space thanks to NFT technologies.


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