Art can make use of various ingredients. One of the more interesting things I heard about before, involved a particular artist who would create three dimensional pieces of art using raw meat. I think the idea here was that the meat would eventually begin to change or even rot, and it would even begin to draw insects and the like. So these pieces of art would be merely transitory, and after enough time passed, they would be virtually unrecognizable.
I think there were some people who didn’t quite appreciate the use of raw meat, but I thought that it was interesting. Personally, I prefer my meat on a plate and tasting delicious, preferably from my Auckland butchery of choice. But I find what that artist was attempting to do interesting. There is something gained when people try to push the boundaries of what is considered art, and I think that this kind of boldness should be encouraged.
For those people who want to learn more about how to create art, it can help to have mentors or certain individuals to follow. The problem is that it isn’t easy to find mentors, and many of them aren’t really all that interested in the prospect. But that doesn’t mean this is a dead end. What people can do is look for websites and blogs by artists that they admire, and then follow the artist’s discussions, examples of progression, the art that is posted and more.
Over time, it will be possible to gain a better understanding into the process of art creation as well as the final outcomes, from this person. This can then help that person with his or her own art. This is particularly useful in terms of photography. A person can make it a point to regularly visit www.teganjohnsonphotography.com for example. From there, that person can look for ideas or inspiration that he or she can use while taking photographs.
One of the best places to see different kinds of art styles is in the portfolios that professional photographers put up. These portfolios are online for various reasons. The photographer might want to have one place to display the best examples of his or her work. Maybe that person wants to increase the number of customers, by showing examples of his or her talent. Whether the reasons are personal or business-related or both, the good thing is that this results in a ton of amazing photos on the internet.
Different professionals will have different preferred subjects. For example, there will be some portfolios which will tend to focus exclusively on wedding photos. There are other professionals who focus on animals, nature, landscapes, close up photos and more. There’s one person in particular that I consider to be the best family photographer that I’ve seen. It’s very clear that there’s an abundance of talent from all around the world, who can shoot amazing photos.
Some of the art on the internet was created just so that the artist could express himself. There’s some sort of vision that wants to get out, so the artist externalizes what is internal. But there are also works of art online which were created because the artist wanted to send some sort of message. Sometimes the message is political. Or it could be personal, or something else. That’s one of the advantages of the internet. It gives more people the chance to express all manner of messages through art.
So there are well-known artists who use artistic graffiti in order to send a message about the overreach of government, the loss of privacy, and about the many manifestations of poverty and suffering. There are people who create comic strips because they want to discuss depression. But you could also have a young person who just wants to tell a story about rats at home and rodent control, and who chooses to do this through a made up song, a drawing or even a simple game.
There is art that is meant to be disruptive and discordant. It’s meant to strike a nerve, or force you to rethink certain assumptions. This is art that can disturb the senses, in order to provoke some sort of response or change. However, at the same time, there is also art that is meant to evoke harmony and beauty. It is meant to please the senses, and allow the viewer to marvel at beauty. One art is not necessarily better or more truly art than the other. Instead, both types have something to offer.
When it comes to art that provides a sense of harmony, this is something that can be seen a lot online. For instance, the various products of the Rollerblinds company are meant to work in harmony with the particular window, as well as the surrounding room. If good choices are made, the entire room will feel polished and like one complete package.
One of the interesting things about art on the internet, is that it sheds light on many different artists who create pieces using unorthodox materials. For example, there is an artist who creates three dimensional depictions of animals, using only metal parts that have been salvaged from junk shops. It’s a very interesting concept. When you look at each piece, you can make out the individual metal parts, such as toothed wheels, gears and metal poles. But then when you pull back further, and try to appreciate the whole, you can see that it’s a lion or a bear.
This same concept is carried out and applied by other artists using different ingredients. There are artists who create tiny sculptures using pencils and crayons. There are artists who come up with their creations using old books, plastic cards, leftover fast food and more. There really is no limit to what people can use to create art, and thanks to the internet, this is something that a much wider audience can see and appreciate.
One of the interesting things that the internet allows is more collaboration on a particular art piece. And given changes in technology, it is expected that this will increase. One example of this is art which is crowdsourced. A particular artist can ask fans from all around the world to send in a snapshot of themselves, and then these can be manipulated and put together in a way which creates a new and large piece of art. At a smaller scale, two or several artists can work more closely on a particular musical composition or piece of video, even if they are located in very different geographical areas.
Collaboration through more channels of communication is something that the internet does well, whether it be art or business or something else. For example, the internet allows a person to coordinate with a Pukeko Napier and Hastings office in order to manage a property, even if the person is traveling abroad. These are just some examples. There are many others.
Because of the internet, more people have greater access to interesting architecture from all around the world. In the past, you needed to look in a textbook or coffee book in order to see great examples of architecture. In addition, there was a lot more focus on the more well known and striking structures. Now, though, thanks to the internet, even more mundane but aesthetically pleasing examples of architecture can get their time in the sun.
All it takes is someone with a camera, who can take some good pictures, and upload them somewhere like Reddit or to a personal blog or social media account. If the structure offers something of architectural interest, there’s the chance that people will share it. So for example, if a particular structure was recently worked on by a company like www.rocksolidplastering.co.nz and the outcome is pleasing to the eye, then this could very well be something worth capturing and sharing to a wider online audience.
One of the things that the internet allows people to do is to create their own art. This doesn’t necessarily mean that people will be creating their own original pieces though. It means that people can take existing art and design online, and transform it into a physical piece of art that they can use at home or elsewhere. One fairly straightforward way to do this is by taking an existing image and printing it out.
You can print it out larger or smaller than the original size, which allows you the freedom to create something that will fit on your particular wall. You can even mix and match. So if there are some Luxury Linen cushions that you like, you can look for an image online which goes well with those cushions and then print that out and use it as an art backdrop. That way, when you have your cushions on your sofa, the entire scene will fit well together.
There really is an abundance of great art available online. This is helped by the fact that there are museums around the world which have digitized some of their art collections, and made them available on their websites. As digital photography, scanning and other similar technologies continue to become more common and easily used, you can expect that these uploads of art will continue. This means that someone who enjoys visiting museums and looking at art, can already have a great experience from the comfort of home.
What is important though is developing a system for keeping track of all the various websites. Once you find a museum or other art website that has a good collection, be sure to bookmark it. Then, also make sure that you have a system for backing up to a USB drive or some other media. This will ensure that your bookmarks, which you took the time to compile and organize, do not get lost in the event of a computer problem.