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Reading Responses #1 & #2

I have put this off for too long.  I’m not a big fan of writing, and actually, I have had a hard time digging this book.  Not because of Christine Paul’s writing or anything like that, but it’s not exciting to read about art that was meant to be experienced.  Alright, the opinion section of this is done…thanks for humoring me!

Chapter 1

This chapter goes through the various tools used in digital art such as photography, print and computer programs.  This chapters was beneficial in that we are shown that there are many ways to make digital art.  Very few pieces had used Photoshop solely, in fact many used programs created by the artist.

John Whitney

Also, the used of photography and print was very cool to see what could be done.  My favorite was where the artist removed the subjects from the photo.

Charles Cohen

Chapter 2

This chapter delves into installation and video art.  I have to say, after looking at many kinds of installations in all my other studio classes, I’m not terribly excited by it.  While there were some neat ones in the book, over all I find them a bit pretentious.  Sometimes it’s nice to see art that means something and is aesthetically pleasing, rather being created just to be the first to try some new thing. Sorry,about the soapbox…I digress.

All in all, so far digital art is not what I thought it was and even though the stuff in the book is not “my thing” I appreciate the creativity in exploring a new medium that all of the artists presented in the book have done.  Also, the examples in the books invite me to seek other ways to get to a completion of a piece and that there’s more than one to get the results wanted.


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