Tag: digital art

Corel® Painter® 2015’s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art

The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter Smoothing’, which aids the creation of smoother lines without jagged edges. Continue reading


Digital project to encourage the public to P(AR)take in contemporary dance

Jeannette Ginslov, academic, dancer and choreographer, has launched an innovative new project that is at once an augmented reality and digital archive of contemporary dance. The project, entitled P(AR)take, forms part of the 40th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa and is the first of its kind in the country. Continue reading


Augmented Reality exhibition explores a rare eye disorder through ‘Fractured Visions’

American media artist Tamiko Thiel will launch a new exhibition this September entitled ‘Fractured Visions’, which uses Augmented Reality and smartphones to explore alternate ways of viewing reality. Continue reading


Digital replica of 14th Century Chinese map raises question of ‘authenticity’ in art and design

A digital replica of a 14th Century Chinese map of great historical importance will be on show at the Iziko Museums of South Africa. The museum is to host the World Design Capital 2014 exhibition. The exhibition, entitled ‘Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World’ explores the visual artwork in East Asia, mapping historical pieces from over 1,000 years ago. Continue reading


Unesco Digi-Arts Africa

UNESCO is the general contest of this project that is working to create relationships between experts and different regions of the Third World, like Kenia, Senegal and South Africa. It aim to contribute to the development of a program of digital arts that reflect the specificity artistic practices of the African continent. Continue reading


Interactive digital art opens New Zealand’s 31 day festival

A new interactive digital installation is set to open this year’s Matariki Festival in New Zealand, which celebrates Maori New Year. The installation works through a virtual performer on a digital screen who interacts and responds to viewers’ behaviour as they approach the screen. The artists of the project have stated that traditional dances and battles of the Maori communities and from the Pacific Islands inspired the project. Continue reading


Art residencies in India promote contemporary artistic creation

Various art residencies in India are giving digital, new media and contemporary artists the opportunity to create original work away from the pressures of galleries and market relations. We could even see these art residencies, particularly those that work with digital media, as organic ‘hackathons’, as creatives get together to produce something new and innovative. Continue reading


A Digital Revolution comes to London’s Barbican

Digital Revolution is a series of art-projects and events lasting up until 14th September at the Barbican in London. The series of exhibitions also demonstrate to us how new media and digital technology have influenced and developed a wide range of art forms, including cinema. Continue reading


Previously unknown drawings found on the walls of Angkor using new digital methods

New technological methods have been used in the discovery of drawings, or ‘graffiti’, on the walls of the temple, Angkor, in Cambodia. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the 900-year-old temple, but we can suspect that digital enthusiasts and those interested in historical sites will have even more of a reason to visit the site after this new discovery. Continue reading


New digital art exhibition helps viewers to relax the mind

A group of digital artists from Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new digital exhibition, Eye Resonator, which aims to help viewers focus their minds, using visual displays and moving images. Continue reading