The Visual Arts, Technology, And Philosophy

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One may wonder how much did The Information Age really contribute to society and, more specifically, the visual arts, technology, and philosophy. The Information Age, as defined by Gloria K. Fiero, is “dominated by radical changes in the technology of communication and the way we receive and process information” (Fiero, 476). The Information Age paved the way for several brilliant artists to not only share their work, but create their work. Artists, such as Andy Warhol, expressed their artistic abilities in the most unimaginable, yet creative approaches. In the case of Andy Warhol, Warhol created pop art, which artistically expresses popular culture in means of creating a compelling commercial advertisement. Furthermore, in the realm of…show more content…
One of the artists responsible for video art would be Nam June Paik. Nam June Paik is a Korean artist and musician; Paik was known for assembling television sets to create a “rapid-fire assortment of animated and live-video images drawn from East and West,” additionally, Paik’s idea allowed for the creation of the jumbotron, which now allows to host several events close up (Fiero, 493). Moreover, total art is “the work of art itself” (Fiero, 492). Total art is far from being considered traditional art, yet it is rather creative and gives insight as to how the product is secondary compared to the process of creating art. Total art is expressed in the form of performance and ritual. Additionally, total art can take several different forms such as raves, flash mobs, and basically any moment that an individual would describe as art. Furthermore, Pop art is more of an extension of traditional art, yet the art is expressed in a manner that grabs the attention of an individual witnessing the painting. Pop art seems simplistic, however, pop art also seems to be loud and eye-piercing. Andy Warhol, the artist behind the creation of pop art, received the idea of pop art through his experiences as a commercial artist. Since western consumerism seamlessly began to expand, Warhol gave advertisements more life and personality in order to capture the attention of the audience. Without artistic freedom and willingness to accept the
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