Amie (wickedgillie) wrote in ebsq,

Talk Back: "Opinion: Digital Artists: We are Artists, Too! "

This month, we're privileged to publish a great essay by EBSQ artist Tina Maravelis on the merits of Digital Art. Much like early photographers, digital artists are struggling for acceptance of their art form, particularly since there is so little understanding of the range of technical skills that, to borrow an analogy from photogaphy, sets the point-and-shoot home photographer shooting holidays snaps apart from Dorothea Lange, Eadweard Muybridge, Duane Michals, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

From Tina's article:

"For the past 6 years I have worked on my art in a more professional manner. Professional meaning basically I am selling now, instead of creating to create. In those years I have had to also endure and work with the agonizing accusations of not being accepted into the traditional world of art. So many people would say to me "yeah, I can play with a computer too" and it would hurt deeper than my first tattoo. It is a pain beyond physical, but more on my esteem of who I am. If Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet, and Van Gogh played with a brush...what is so wrong about my play with a mouse? Is it really play? Is it that easy to do? I sat with myself for months at a time wondering if what I was doing, was really art? Well, six years later I can stand up for myself now and say...YES IT IS ART!"

Read the full text here.

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Tags: digital+art, ebsq, talkback

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