Sunday, October 31, 2010

A painting is generated?

Recently, there was one digital painting I have done was labeld as "Computer generated". I believed the term of "generated" was not the correct way to describ a painting.

There is a good way of describing the meaning of a painting and I believed this is why people put this in Wikipedia.

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium[1] to a surface (support base). The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects may be used. In art the term describes both the act and the result which is called a painting......

1 comment:

OldMonkey老猴 said...

Computer graphics tool is just another way to create two-dimensional art. It is as valid as other 2D painting medium. The only thing I am struggling with is whether there is something that this can do and other media cannot, a unique quality or aesthetics. So, "generate" seems to be something resulting from an algorithm. Even with an algorithm, with some stochastic scheme, should be still consider a valid art form. John Cage had done that for music.