The Future Of Large Canvas Art
The Internet has raised new possibilities for art, music, literature, and film simply by streamlining familiar activities. Digitization and downloading make it faster, easier, and less expensive to store, distribute, extract samples from, and issue comments on the arts - activities that have already gone on for centuries.
Even though this has sufficed to change the artist's craft and business, a lot more is in store for the arts. The power of Internet-related technologies guarantees they will eventually alter the arts by allowing for a plethora of options previously unavailable. For example you can already edit and reproduce an image as a large canvas
print with minimal technical ability or experience.
The kind of individualism promoted by art and writing does not involve the pursuit of money and material power in society, the struggles with which we associate individualism in a free market economy. Rather, it is the individualism of viewpoint, which pushes toward bringing others over to the author's ideas and gaining social power through persuasion.
In addition to helping people develop individual identities, the arts and culture of this period led to religious, national, and universal identities - in other words, identification with various groups of humans or with higher causes.
A painted canvas consists of unique brushstrokes that cannot be repeated. Fakes are routinely discovered by comparing brushstrokes in disputed paintings to brushstrokes in the original artist's hand. But when the art is digitized, the brushstroke is converted into a common format that can be extracted and reproduced endlessly as large canvas prints
As the new media takes off with large numbers of professionals and amateurs tossing their ideas into the pot, practical applications for the arts are inevitable. The entry of computerization into music has already established a habit of providing textured sound as part of an environment. And many installations such as screens of data about the local ecology displayed in an aesthetic manner - are presented as modern art when they might be seen more as educational projects.