Digital Art: Progression or Perversion?

For this week (6) of BCM112 we discussed craft making and digital transformation. One of the best examples we were shown was ‘glitch art’. Which is basically art or a physical creation that looks like it’s a badly loaded photo on Google Images.

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Mona Lisa Glitch Art                                        Lion Table Glitch Furniture

And they look freakin’ awesome. Although they start to make my head hurt if I look at them too long.

But then I came across this article from the Guardian, by Jonathan Jones, that completely condemns the recreation of Rembrandt’s art style through a 3D computer program.

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The piece in question1154

Now to me, the creation of a fairly amazing piece of art through A 3D printer is not, “…a horrible, tasteless, insensitive and soulless travesty of all that is creative in human nature.” (Jones).

But rather an amazing example of how far digital art has come and much further it can still go. And those that believe that this is not art, will be left to perish in the forgotten past.




  1. Hi Tayla!

    It’s awesome that you focused your post on ‘glitch art’ and did further research exposing how the older generation feel about this movement towards digital craft making. I feel like this could be compared to the creative process and how it has transformed through the non-industrial, industrial and post-industrial culture, where digitization has washed away the boundaries of what is considered normal. You would find Mr. Brainwash particularly interesting, he is a street artist who uses screen-printing and other techniques to create art. His documentary is on Netflix as “Exit Through the Gift Shop”. Great job X

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  2. I found your post really interesting for two reasons. The first the examples you chose are engaging and highly. Secondly, I like your brief discussion of the changing concept of what we call ‘art’ as well as the way you highlighted that it perhaps has a very different future than if we were looking into the future at the time of Rembrandt. The changing definition of the word is very unsettling for a large number of people, from the art world or not. This video from the BBC provides some interesting insight on the topic, should you be interested:

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