Topic: fine arts

Pause Fest 2014: be creative and stay connected!

Third edition of Melbourne’s digital festival is being held from the 13th to the 16th of February 2014 and this time its theme will be “Connected”, because staying connected to the present and to the past is vital for the creative community: by recognizing how each step taken before has influenced the state of the digital world today, we can understand how every great innovation made now will influence the thinkers of tomorrow. Airspace animation is the second collaborative project of Rich Nosworthy and SonoSanctus from Auckland, New Zealand. The project aims indeed to create an animation on Pause Fest 2014’s theme, “Connected”. The result is ending up to be an ambitious creative execution. Continue reading

Passage to India: a Gateway to Piaggio
Digital photographs by Fabrizio Sbrana

The great exhibition “Passaggio in India – a Gateway to Piaggio” starts on the 6th of December 2013, hosted as every year by Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, viale Piaggio nr. 7. It is Piaggio Foundation’s annual homage to a great nation, which since the end of 40s has been welcoming and endorsing the success of Vespa and Ape. Continue reading

Mesh joinery. An innovative fabrication method

In the manufacturing process, a wide variety of basic technologies are employed to create real-world tangible reproductions from 3D digital models. Paolo Cignoni, Nico Pietroni, Roberto Scopigno and Luigi Malomo developed the Mesh Joinery, a novel strategy to fabricate illustrative shape approximations based on ribbon-shaped planar slices and characterized by a greater flexibility. With Mesh Joinery, the four experts extended the classical slit mechanism that was used for planar joineries by providing additional structural degrees of freedom. To this day, no existing fabrication paradigms are able to represent such complex objects as those realised with their method. Continue reading

The digital at the Biennial

Venice’s Biennial of Art just concluded and surely it didn’t disappoint the digital technologies fans nor their expressive potentials.
In the great variety of the Biennial’s artistic choices and expressive forms, the digital assumed different functions and importance degrees, ranging from artworks where there’s no space for the digital to artworks clearly focusing on digital: Studio Azzurro’s work on the Creation for the Holy See, Mohammed Kazem’s interactive installation “Walking on Water” for the Arab Emirates, Miao Xiao’s 3D works for China, just to give some significant examples. Continue reading

Bringing still-life paintings to life

By copying the intention of the original artists, and transferring this approach to the digital world, they have created digital art pieces unlike any other. The combination of animation, motion and high-resolute, colourful images makes the quality of these digital paintings a cut above the rest in the realm of digital art production. Continue reading

re-editing masterpieces under the ethics code for the conservation of cultural heritage

Anne-Laure Coquelin is a graphic designer specialized in digital restoration and reissuing images via new technologies and Aurora Ortega is an art conservator who has worked for many of the world’s renowned cultural organizations including Centre G. Pompidou, Getty Conservation Institute, and Vatican Museums where she acquired substantial experience in the photographic documentation of cultural heritage. Continue reading

Artist spotlight:
Pereira presents “Musictronics”

“Musictronics” is Brazilian digital artist Acacio Pereira’s latest series. While working with painting, projected images and photography, he draws on influences from cinema, theater, art and music Continue reading

The Digital “Weaving” of Artist Jean Dahlgren

Working as a digital artist and professor, Jean Dahlgren saw Photoshop burst upon the scene in the 1990s and has honed her own vision with digital means even since. We recently caught up with her and she answered our questions. Continue reading

The Lumen Prize 2013 winners announced

Is it too soon in the development of digital art for us to wish to define the characteristics of ‘digital fine art’? Continue reading

Harvard Museum’s Index Magazine goes digital

The Harvard Museum of Art recently announced the launch of a digital magazine, which will be a digitalised copy of its already existing Index magazine. The magazine, available on the internet at the Index magazine website, documents arts news and interviews with artists involved in projects that make up the three Harvard Museums. Continue reading