Art and Technology

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I love that I can find thousands of  art  images on the Internet. What a wonderful resource for those hungry for an education in  art . I know that I take advantage of this opportunity each day. However, I wonder if this easy access to  art  can also lead to fewer patrons at  art  museums and  art  galleries. Everything is so quick and instant these days. Browsers of  art  on the web may not think it is necessary to actually go and see a piece of  art  in person. That would be a shame if people don’t take the time to view a piece of  art  in its natural state. It is important to see the physical display of  art . Think of how much your appreciation deepens when looking at actual brushstrokes jumping off the canvas of a Van Gogh piece. Think of the artist’s use of color and perspective when allowing the genius of a Rembrandt or Picasso sink in. I truly believe that walking through a museum or gallery is not only educational and inspiring, but also can be cathartic and spiritual. I do hope that today’s techno-centric generation does not fall into the trap of thinking that all they need to do is surf the web to view  art .

I know that I really feel more “connected” to the piece when I can study it directly. As a parent, I want my kids to go to museums and slow down for a minute to take in a truly inspired “creation” that was not digitized. Technology is an amazing way to share great  art . However, we all must continue to support and patronize museums and  art  galleries to ensure that future generations step away from the digitized world long enough to really “see” a masterpiece.

We can’t rely on a “drive through” approach to  art  appreciation.

 Art  feeds the soul.


Source by Kellyann Galimi

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