Digital art

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Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.[1][2]

The impact of digital technology has transformed traditional activities such as painting, drawing and sculpture, while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices.[3] More generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, "digital art" is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media.[4]

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Examples of digital art

World Skin (1997), Maurice Benayoun's virtual reality interactive installation

Newschool ASCII Screenshot

Digital Mosaic at Habsburgerallee (Underground station), Frankfurt am Main by Manfred Stumpf

Joseph Nechvatal Orgiastic abattOir 2004 computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas (digital painting)

Picture produced by Drawing Machine 2

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