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Section from Art Review article by critic Joan Rose of The Honolulu Advertiser,
August 16, 1998

 

     With the invention of photography in the middle of the 19th century, the word went out: "Painting is now dead."

      Obviously, painting didn't die, as is evident in the work of Degas, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock and de Kooning, to name just a few.

     Some 150 years later, the word is: "With the invention of digital technology, photography is now dead."

     Well, photography won't die either, but it is changing drastically.  And the intersection of painting, photography and computer technology is developing into something of a crisis in fine art.  Artists, teachers, curators and critics alike aren't sure of the naming, boundaries or aesthetic value of computer-manipulated art.

     (This column doesn't address art that is solely computer-generated, which is another can of worms.)....

 

-She then procedes to review exhibits of Pamela Beverly and Doug Young