Found this interesting article, The New World of Net Art, in Artnews magazine. It describes how artists have used new technology to create unique works of art. One might think that technology might affect art in a negative manner; however, these artists have embraced technology and are using websites such as Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms to display artworks.
Not only have artists changed due to technology, but museums are beginning to embrace technology and are opening their doors to this new type of web art. As of now, there is not a large amount of purchases for this type of artwork because it can be easily accessed and shared through websites; however, I am sure that there will soon be an answer to this problem.
Hope you find it as interesting as I did.
To the students….
Do you believe that this new form of web art qualifies as “art?” What does this new style of art say about our society? How would you define internet art?