Digital Approaches? To Fine Art?

A digital approach to fine art entails the use of digital technology in the production of the art form.  To this student at the beginning of his digital art learning experience, it seems like the most prevalent form digital approaches to fine art takes is the reproduction and manipulation of pre-existing images using technology such as scanners and Photoshop.  However a pre-exisitng traditional art form such as a photograph is not needed; digital art can be created in and of itself completely electronically

To use a digital approach in art is to participate in a relatively new expansion of art’s definition.  Technological advancements like digital technology or bronze production have been employed throughout history to create new art forms and to altar old ones.

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