Art and Technology Essay by Becks

Art and Technology
This paper explores the relationship between art and technology and concentrates on the importance of photography in the emergence between art and technology.
# 55419 | 1,929 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 28, 2005 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Photography)

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With the developments in technology, the connection between art and technology came faster than ever. This paper explores how the invention of photography affected the relationship between art and technology in the history of art. It includes genres like Impressionism, Modernism, and Dadaism, and also talks about very important figures of art history, such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cezanne.

From the Paper:

"The first major modern technological advance that began to change the face of art was photography. Photography was invented by the French painter Louis Daguerre in 1837 and was immediately met with opposition from many in the art world. Artists had long struggled trying to capture a realistic portrait of the world around them. Now with photography, science had succeeded marvelously. Thus, the photograph introduced an era of mechanical reproducibility which challenged the accepted paradigm of artistic genius: the concept of a work of art as a unique image created by hand by a trained artist. Photography slowly began taking the jobs earlier filled by artists. It proved to be a faster and less expensive way to accurately portray the world; therefore, photography was used to take pictures of buildings and portraits where earlier an artist would have been commissioned (Wolter-Abele, 1)."

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