Original Art and Mass Production

Bridging the gap between unique and ubiquitous?

Air Hoe 3 - digital painting - Dan Beck 2007

Air Hoe 3digital painting – Dan Beck 2007

There is a split in the art world and the world in general –

There are many famous pieces of art in the world – people know them by their reproductions, but a small percentage of people have actually seen the one of a kind original work.

Examples – Mona Lisa or The Starry Night.

When I first started painting on the computer, I saw the implications for mass art. A really good image could be mass produced but every piece be an original.

But going about this without losing the value of the piece is not something easily done. There is a specialness attributed to original art – that makes one want it.

Everyone is unique, some of us want to celebrate it – others prefer to be a part of the group. I think there is room for both. Perhaps art can bridge the gap.

See Also

  • Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Nights – the dialogue and discussion give further credence to the visibility of a work whose original – percentage wise is not that often seen.
  • Mona Lisa Mania – who would have thought there would be an entire website dedicated to the Mona Lisa – but there is – kind of fun too.
  • FieldPlay – a well received digital painting – and art prints with a similar attitude and style as the above piece

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