I believe that we are somewhere at the threshold of a revolution in art. The next medium in art is through the application of digital illustrator programmes to express the creative ideas lurking within the next few generations. It is like all other shifts in artistic and design values that welcome in a new era of expression. Technology is once again paving the way for progression.

Give it a thought a second, when we first began expressing our desire to fulfill ” an irrational and unconscious burst of cavepainting.jpgcreativity” – Wikipedia – it led to something like the image on the right – courtesy again of Wikipedia -. We advanced our knowledge a bit leading to the discovery that would allow us store the colors we use and have a medium on which to apply them. Then we had oil paints and canvas or wood as is the case with the Mona Lisa. Chances are da Vinci could have been born before there was any sort of oil paint technology or alternately he could have been a sixteen year old kid siting in front of his Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Book? That is where the near future of art lies, the medium of the computer and the computer programme. All that is required for this to happen is a change in the mental attitude with which we approach this phenomenon. Did Picasso give credit to the company that supplied his brushes and his canvas and his paints? The hard drive is the canvas and the software is the paint and brush.

The Technology is still too expensive to be household yet, but we are getting there. There are imaging freeware programmes available that perform the job almost as good as the big brands, the user interface is becoming slicker and more intuitive as a result of competition which is also driving down prices. Processing capabilities are like cockroaches, just multiplying. High-def and other advances will push the limits on the clarity and accuracy with which we can display images and soon even size will seize to be an issue.

A dozen and one more instances could be brought up on how this is going to affect economies and how world markets will change to accommodate demand. But i’ll let the pros do it. I can almost imagine the art galleries and the paper-thin high-def displays with wood frames on which…….