the most interesting aspect of the computer as an artist's tool is the
ability to rapidly experiment on the one hand, and communicate the
results world wide at the touch of a button.
For me, who has a large dollop of the
classical artist inside my psyche it was a matter of how it could be
applied to realistic life drawing. I think drawing by eye and hand the
human figure lies at the heart of all significant artistry.
I subscribe to the theory that to get
the most out of technology, you need the classical skills first. I
think it is no different with the computer. It soon became apparent that
the computer is technologically unique however, in that it offers the ability to support
classical drawing as an active part of using the machine. I was hooked.
The computer, like the invention of photography 150 years ago, is on the brink of revolutionising fine art in unforseeable ways. The meaning of contemporary art changes with the ability to create in new ways. Tony Johansen is unique in that he carries the hundreds of years old classical drawing skills forward into this contemporary frontier of computer art..
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