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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: ronaldefarmer on September 17, 2014, 04:21:24 am

Title: Is it Art?
Post by: ronaldefarmer on September 17, 2014, 04:21:24 am
I particularly enjoy using Anim8or to create simple abstract images like this one (inspired by our recent discussion of spheres). I guess I do it for the same reasons that some people like to play Tetris or Solitaire. One reason that I find it to be entertaining is that I never know exactly how a render is going to turn out until it is complete. Of course, most of my projects are deleted as soon as I am finished. Occasionally though, I end up with something that strikes me as being interesting enough to keep. Here is my question: Can a computer generated image be considered "art" in the same sense as a painted canvas or sculpture. And if so, what can you do with it aside from posting it on internet forums?

Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: johnar on September 17, 2014, 05:25:09 am
 That looks very ÁRTY'
 Would make a nice wallpaper or screensaver. Would make a nice poster for the wall if printed out poster size.  If it had a frame around it it would also look good on the wall.
 Is it Art?....... Defineately!.  I like this one, and many of your others. Worth keeping. 
(http://s7.postimg.org/r1wnua9w7/SSG03_W.gif)
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on September 17, 2014, 07:48:09 am
Of course it's art.  It's also very cool, great image!
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: ianross on September 17, 2014, 04:17:15 pm
This is great Ronalde, well done, check out my free ebook, it tells you how to market your art work    .http://www.ianroz.com/page12.html
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: thecolclough on September 17, 2014, 04:51:09 pm
of course CGI can be considered art!  no sense in discounting it just because it's made of pixels instead of squidgy oil-based chemicals :D

as for the piece under discussion - i like it.  it might benefit from a bit of post-render retouching to help bring out the colours (maybe a 1920 x 1080 render for wallpaper purposes?), but it's a nice image.
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: Kyle on September 17, 2014, 07:21:04 pm
The definition of art will vary from person to person. My definition is that anything created with the intent of being enjoyed is art.
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: ClassicTyler on September 18, 2014, 05:24:09 am
The definition of art will vary from person to person. My definition is that anything created with the intent of being enjoyed is art.
I agree with Kyle here.

That looks great.
I've worked in Hospitality for almost 5 years now and can say that looks like art hung in a fancy hotel. :D
Good stuff man.
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: cooldude234 on September 18, 2014, 05:55:14 am
Time to get artsy-fartsy

art (ärt)
    n. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
    n. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
    n. The study of these activities.

So pretty much anything can be art, all it takes is the human effort :P
Title: Re: Is it Art?
Post by: CrashDrive on September 19, 2014, 02:45:36 am
You created a nice effect. Looks great.