ArtId Art Blog
by artid , August 6, 2010—12:00 AM
"These works of art could easily be mistaken for oil paintings or watercolours - but they've actually been created on an iPad. The pictures were created using fingers and apps such as Brushes, ArtStudio and Sketchbook Pro. The device is attracting established artists, who are abandoning canvases in favour of the 9.7-inch iPad screen. And some iPad prints are being sold for hundreds of pounds. Corliss Blakely, 59, was one of the first professional artists to put an iPad painting on the internet. An artist for much of her life, she had worked with traditional oil paints before switching to the less traditional medium. Now prints of her work can be bought for up to 220 pounds British.($349.00 US) "The device is attracting established artists, who are abandoning canvases in favour of the 9.7-inch iPad screen." How many artists are abandoning canvasses and the joy of movement and gesture in their work for a 9.7-inch screen? As I see it artists rail against the computer daily, purposely not using one, even for everyday tasks, in protest.
I can't believe that Apple is both arrogant and stupid enough to expect a significant number of established artists to happily grab onto this technology and make a killing selling their virtual original art. Apple may know their technology but this shows they don't know the artist or the art market very well.
I'm too upset to talk about it anymore. What do you think?