The Future of Arts and Technology

The rapid progress of technology and digitization means reassessing the way we view science and arts. In our days the world of science cannot exist without information technology. It is not hard to imagine that there will be a radical change in the role and interpretation of IT and arts. Since Isaac Newton mathematics has become the basic language of modern science, this way enabling each individual field to interact and interlace. IT has worked its way into our daily life and resulted in significant changes. In 1839 when the first daguerreotypes were introduced, the French painter, Paul Delaroche said: “From now on painting is dead”, as the new technology was able to replace painting that strived for perfect representation of reality. Though, he was not right, (just think about the “isms” that replaced painting to true life), nevertheless, there is no doubt that photography has had a great impact on painting. In this sense photography has also become “dead” by today, as since the time when image modifiers appeared, photos can have no longer been regarded as true copies of reality. From this moment on all that limits the progress of technology is fantasy. It seems that information technology cannot be left out, no theoretical science can do without it. These innovations have their effects on arts too!

The Digital Revolution

As a result of digitization photos appear not on paper but in the form of bits. Painting based on bits starts to gain footing. Should it happen, there will be no point in talking about originality in its today`s meaning. The system based on the decisions of the chosen few seems to be crumbling. Visual revolution is ahead of us! This will make an impact on fine arts too. Besides today`s often unrealistic prices of fine arts digital paintings, reproductions will appear on the market. Artworks will become affordable. Wider social layers will be able to buy paintings based on bits.

What is the situation like today?

The art treasure market follows not the reality but enhances speculation. A van Gogh painting, which no one needed that time, is exactly the same as it was; it is just its appreciation that has changed! The time has come for changes. For improving the visual view of people it would be important to remove the barriers in the way of the arts of the 21st century. I believe that technology and digital arts will open completely new dimensions for arts.