Contribution to the DA Poll Question Discussion and Debate currently raging underneath: How has Technology affected the Arts?
The digital canvas phenomenon is a good example of how new digital tech possibilities can instantly excite the new school avant-gardists and simultaneously horrify the old school art world traditionalists, two tribes of peoples of different artistic temperaments. To the traditionalists its just crass graffiti created by no-talent wannabes. To the more modernists its the revolutionary liberation of arts for the masses. Why should not being able to draw keep one from being an artist? The answer is that both views are correct. I hold equally dear the first sketches of a future great artist here on DA as I would his or her current masterpieces. Art is at once the moment but also the continuing narrative stretching from our ancient past into our (hopefully) endless future. Is pho