Why have new technologies made it possible to democratise art today?

Published on : 17 May 20213 min reading time
By combining a basic work of art with a digital added value, the scenography of certain exhibitions offers a new experience, thanks to virtual or augmented reality. Informative applications help to democratise art. This method is ideal for encouraging young people to enjoy art. But is it really necessary? Is it the best way to keep viewers interested?

Technological advances at the service of art

In recent decades, new technologies have greatly changed the way people live. This change concerns comfort, security, computers, leisure, culture, etc. But these are also changing the approach to art. From the museum to the digital age, the digitisation of works of art, paintings and books remains a major challenge at the present time. Renovations of cultural heritage make it possible to preserve the very essence of the artistic work. Works of art resonate with viewers through a memory, a passion or simply a feeling, whether they are painted, constructed, drawn or projected onto a large screen. However, new technologies have changed this approach and have made it possible to democratise art today. Thus, the digitisation of art remains undeniable, as it makes works of art more accessible through digital means. Note that you can, for example, admire Art 2.0 on screens.

New technologies: more immersive art

Several museums have switched to augmented reality. Examples include the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, the Royal Ontario Museum and the British Museum. This new, more immersive approach is based on the digitisation of art through an application on a smartphone or a VR headset. This makes it possible to democratise art and offer art lovers the best way to admire the most beautiful works of art, without having to go to the museum. Visitors can therefore enjoy an unprecedented immersive experience.

How is tomorrow’s art shaping up?

Thanks to virtual reality, works of art can now be digitised, enhanced, catalogued and even replicated. One thing is certain, Art can be perfected thanks to the new technology. Computers can create a work that will find its rightful place in art. Exhibitions of works can be completely digitised. Moreover, digitisation does not prevent the painting from being sold at auction. In this way, art and technology can be perfectly combined to evoke admiration, memories, etc. This renovation also makes it possible to preserve all the works and avoid a fire tragedy for example.

Digital exhibitions, artificial intelligence: when the digital world mixes with the arts!

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