The mass media has lost its perspective

Art history seems to have trouble with technology; it has trouble with photography, often ignoring it altogether. Yet it was the photography of paintings that made art history possible.

Without the camera to document paintings, there’s no art history, certainly not one that is not spreadable and known by the masses.  However, without paintings there’s no film concept.  We had to paint the images before we could reproduce them on the cam  

There is far more of a continuum than is typically conveyed in art history – photography came out of painting, and because of Photoshop is returning to it. 

Painting > Photography > Photoshop > Instagram » Painting

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.