Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Photography Makes Art a Lost Form

The origins of photogrophy were within paintings and art. Before the actual image of a photograph was ever seen. While the invention of photography and its uses were not only amazing, but important, both in history and through today. It is still to be noted that technology like this has caused art, in particular paintings to become a lost "art," no pun intended. The great artists of the past are house hold names, Michaelangelo, Leonardo DaVince, etc. Can anyone really name a true artist today? A Famous painting from the last twenty years? The answer to that is No. I can't realy determine whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, but while Photography is a good thing, nobody really considers lost parts of life, some beatiful thigns, we will never see because people will no longer paint when there is no money in that, while ther eis plenty of cash in pressing a button and seeing an image digitally.


At 5:19 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A thoughtful post, and the issue of photography replacing the painting was troubling during the 19th century as well.

That said, the death of painting is a bit overstated. There are probably more painters painting and making a living today then at anytime in the past. There is still an vibrant world of fine art that trades for enormous sums. There are many celebrity painters as well. It is just that it an elite culture of fine art that most of us know nothing about.


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