Art has always been a darling of civilization. No matter how fierce a civilization was or how direct the way of approach, from cavemen to corporate men today, everybody just pauses for a second and admires the subtlety of art. Though the concept of art has remained more or less similar, the ways have changed.
From scribbling in cave walls to blotting colors all over the canvasses, art has evolved along with humanity, making us wonder what the future holds for art. Looking at the patterns of things and considering the advances in science, the below five art forms may well play a part in our future.
1. 3D Printing
Let’s face it, printing has been kind of lame for the past half a century or so. Color printers added a bit of flavor but still remained the same thing, then 3D printing happened. It was a dream come true for many artists. 3D printers are still in their beta form, but if the development is as encouraging as it has been for the past half decade, it could be a massive thing for the future art industry.
From replicas of famous artworks to stop motion animation and printed garments, 3D printers are everywhere and it is expected they will blend with our lifestyle just like colors and papers.
From silent days to sound and to 3D, movies have traveled a lot, showcasing dramas, fantasies, and even shedding light on awful social truths. The cinematic experience of the movie embeds deep in our subconscious and we can simply not unsee the scenes we have seen in theater or on TV screens. Though we can simply watch movies on televisions or our laptops, nothing beats the goosebumps we get at the theater.
Now, imagine that we could get the cinematic experience from our sofa instead of from going to theater and spending big bucks on the experience — sounds sweet, right? That’s why VR movies are expected to dominate our cinematic experience in the future.
The world we see is just a fraction of the real world. There are so many microorganisms which are invisible to our eyes. With nanotechnology, it’s so much simpler to spot them, picture them, and admire the sheer genius of nature.
Even the photographs of bacteria and paramecium can dazzle us. It’s a form of photography, but much more complex and more technically difficult, thus making space for a wave of nano-photographers to try their luck at this new art form.
Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid which becomes a jelly-like semi-solid in presence of a magnetic field. Sounds science-y, right? So you’re wondering how is this an art form? What happens is the liquid spikes up in contact to the magnetic field, giving it a surreal appearance.
In addition to different sculptures, they can be made into magnetic paintings by injecting watercolors. People have identified the beauty of this fluid and are dedicated to create art out of it. Some prominent names are Sachiko Kodama and Fabian Oefner. They create meaningful sculptures out of ferrofluids. The awesome thing about this is that they can easily be made at home.
In addition to just being pleasing to our senses, art can do much more. Graffiti fueled the European revolutions and is still used by many artists over the world to provide absurd and humorous social commentary on many issues.
The Internet has digitized many things, but it seems weird to imagine digital art works, doesn’t it? But in the future, digital graffiti may become a common site for urban dwellers. Inspired by the New York laser graffiti movement, in 2008 the first commercially available digital graffiti wall was produced by Luma, named the YrWall.
The spray designed for digital graffiti emits Infra-red light instead of paint, which is then tracked by a computer vision system which recreates the image which is sprayed with the help of a projector. .
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