(sorry for the grammar, not a native English speaker, neither a good writer
I have a parasite idea since I started to paint, which doesn't want to leave me since...
Bare in mind I don't have any artist friends and I paint in my solitude as a hobby, so my insight is vastly limited in this area.
I am wondering how can painting compete against modern visual arts.
I love painting but I think sometimes other art forms such as movie cinematography
are providing a much richer experience. Or computer generated images can create much richer pictures.
The only thing that painting excels is the natural paint in the canvas and that it looks better than a print (am I wrong?). I would like to get an idea of what do you think about the future of (oil)painting made in canvas?
As I see during centuries painting was one of the predominant form of visual arts, however nowadays I would say movies, photography, comic books and digital art are much more influential. (maybe I see that way because I follow those things more)
From the all the painting styles probably street art that resonates with me the most, however I wouldn't do it because of the ephemerality of the walls. I am not talking about the colorful random letters, but the images that pop up in random corners and makes you stop and analyze the content and meaning.
For example: Banksy http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/15-life-lessons-from-banksy-street-art-that-will-leave-you-lost-for-words.html
Somehow I feel like painting usually lacks the entertaining factor that other visual arts carry, and they are only there to fill a gap in the wall. In your opinion, how painting fits among this other art forms?
What that makes it special?What do you think about hyper-realism in painting?
In one DMP video was quoted that: Painting is not for smelling, it is for seeing. (I tend to get some paint on my nose :P ).
I think this aspect of my problem wouldn't resonate with most of you... I usually try to be very accurate in my paintings, brushing in all the details (I must say, not very successfully)... this is very time consuming process..
.. so then I go to check what one could do with a 3D software in around 30 mins, and I get depressed.
This takes less than 30 mins actually... this battle is unwinnable
Once I tried to spice things up...
As a concept, once I started to model my painting in a 3D software (due to lack of time and will, I didn't finish but got some nice results). I wanted to create an environment where a modeled version of the painting is projected on the wall or displayed on a screen, and it was made interactive with a motion sensor.
In my demo I created (link bellow):
- a scene where the content of a movie poster (2D) can be seen from different angles on a LCD screen
- a woman that is displayed on a screen and always looks at the viewer.
So I really liked this idea, but it wasn't painting anymore... more like an art installation with some tech involved.
And in my opinion by relying heavily on technology the art-piece can lose its timelessness more easily than an oil painting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyydPwmCf9c
Man, this got long... (and incohesive)
PS: I still don't understand what's up with Mona Lisa
(beyond that in Spanish means: smooth female monkey ...I think... I am not a Spanish pro)