From music to painting, sculpture to architecture an important portion of the “art” was produced centuries ago. World’s most famous museums are competing for displaying the art pieces from Renaissance. Modern art, on the other hand, is harder to perceive. Can technology finally offer creative intelligence and change the way we look at art?
History of Art
The oldest art created by humans goes back about 25.000 years. Humans lived in the caves during the Paleolithic age and left their signs on the walls. Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos in Spanish) is maybe the most famous example and it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999.
Later on, Ancient art rose with the great civilizations of Egypt, and Mesopotamia, and China. Since we started to record history through writing, art has entered a new era. Fascinating hieroglyphs in Egypt or scripts on the tablets are only some of the examples of ancient art.
In the Modern age, Renaissance art spread throughout Europe and left unprecedented works on painting, sculpture, and architecture. This period took its foundation from classical antiquity but also used scientific knowledge. Yet, Renaissance was the last biggest era for an artistic explosion at the global scale. For some reason, modern and contemporary art did not impress people as much as the artworks of this era.
Creative Intelligence and the Age of Science
Incredible advancements in the data size that our machines can process now opened the doors for exciting opportunities for artificial intelligence. In the past couple of years, we have been hearing a lot about the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Whether we can turn this data processing power to creative intelligence or not is an ongoing debate.
In their latest issue’s featured story, Falchion Publications covered this topic on how the developments on artificial intelligence will change the way we perceive creativity. They highlight such advancements as “… modern advances come closer and closer to taking the ‘artificial’ out of artificial intelligence, we are watching the lines between artistic creativity and digital technology blur before our very eyes.” Moreover, they introduced the Botnik, “a community of writers, artists and developers using machines to create things on and off the internet” and provided interesting examples that this organization has created.
Beyond any doubt, artificial intelligence is a broad topic. However, we want to hear from you and discuss further on the creative intelligence that technology offers. Let us know if you think creative intelligence has a value from an artistic point of view.