|Art Appreciation and Techniques (#ART100)|
The camera arts
|Overview | Introduction | Early development | Impact on other media | Form and content | Darkroom processes | |
The human element | Color images | Photojournalism | Modern developments | Film, video and digital | Summary
The camera arts are relatively new mediums to the world of art, but their contributions are perhaps the most significant of all. They are certainly the most complex. Like traditional mediums of drawing, painting and sculpture they allow creative exploration of ideas and the making of objects and images. The difference is in their avenue of expression: by recording images and experiences through light and electronics they, on the one hand, narrow the gap between the worlds of the ‘real’ and the ‘imagined’ and, on the other, offer us an art form that can invent its own reality with the inclusion of the dimension of time. We watch as a narrative unfolds in front of our eyes. Digital technology has created a whole new kind of spatial dimension: cyberspace.