Art & virtual reality
In many areas of our lives, digital technology is at the core of significant change-even in the cultural field made up of concrete and tangible pieces of art. Digital art, such as 3D virtual reality (VR) or computer graphic techniques, have become mediums that are now enabling artists to revolutionize traditional art forms. It is, essentially, a new tool that will serve a variety of artistic needs to push the barriers of creation and imagination.
When it comes to exhibitions, plays, ballet, and opera; virtual reality has become the major tool used to shape those experiences. Digital art helps us to experience and explore new forms of art. We can now be in the middle of a Vivaldi concert at the Fenice in Venice or surrounded by a Van Gogh painting in the Louvre while comfortably seated on a living room couch. We can now be alone facing the art and feel what it is to be in the middle of creation. Many national museums are attempting to take this technological turn by digitizing their collection and archives in 3D, which is a new powerful marketing tool. They will be able to diffuse easy access to their collection to clients from any part of the world that have access to an internet connection. That means being able to enjoy a close view of the Mona Lisa without being bothered by other tourists, or examining in detail the David sculpture by Michelangelo. Recently, great development in 3D digitizing technology facilitates archaeology and the digital preservation of cultural heritage. There are many dilapidated monuments and architectural marvels that have got ruined with the passing ages. Historians write about them and we come to know about many lost artifacts from these written records. However, have you imagined viewing them in their era before they got destroyed? Digital artists have developed ways to preserve as well as experience these structures and create illusions of space with the help of VR. They scan the buildings with laser radiations and program them in a way where you can experience the 3D space even if you are physically absent there. Learning digital art will help students to understand these sustainable approaches to digital conservation and restoration. They will learn how to create with tools and elements of technology design.
Virtual reality is born when art meets technology. Engaging with digital art classes, and other forms of art like drawing, painting, and sculpture allow children to think creatively from different perspectives and also develop a sound knowledge of mediums and their applications. They learn to experiment and invent new ideas by fusing art and technology. So learning art can help artists to design VR programs in all fields of photography, cinematography, product designing, digital marketing, gaming industry, digitizing artifacts, and preserving cultural heritage.
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