Exploring new ways of creating and generating art
Coming soon Gigalime’s Virtual Gallery
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Using technology as a catalyst for change in the arts.
Art and technology have always been closely linked. The Age of Modernism and the beginning of the “new” art of the 20th Century began at the end of the 1800s. The new art movements of that period were driven by the industrial revolution. The new technologies of the day enabled artists to create entirely new artforms.
- plein air painting, which only became possible because paint in tubes became available thus impressionism was born
- The Russian Revolution brought about mass produced art to help educate a mostly illiterate peasant class. They used every day object and dramatic visual poster to tell the people that there had been a revolution.
The industrial revolution gave artists access to new technologies which gave them the freedom to develop new ways of producing art. Artist were no longer needed to tell stories, eg religious paintings, icons, portraits of the rich and famous to demonstrate the sitters power and position.
Literature moved away from the Romantics to a more realist prose criticising the labour exploitations fueled by the industrial revolution . These new ideas were discussed, explored and developed in the cafes and bars and saloons.
Gigalime virtual art is being developed to be the virtual equivalent of those salons and bars.
Providing a virtual space where artist can come together to explore new ways of creating and generating art. They will be defining art in the new age.
How we work with artists
In addition to the virtual space we will be offering artists a:
- High end high, risk free quality marketplace, with no capital outlay
- Favourable commission rates
- Exposure through our social media campaigns (artist of the month etc)
As the Gigalime Community grows we will start offering
- On-line Business support
- How to use transferable skills
- Artists support network
- Opportunities for collaboration
- brokerage between artists and technologist/scientists
- Support for grant applications