Internet is the Avant-Garde Paris of Today
Painters, sculptors and writers migrated to Paris—the center of vanguard art—during the early decades of the 20th century.
The importance of the context can’t be ignored. Picasso was—obviously—talented technically, but he also fed from, and contributed to, the zeitgeist of the times. Picasso traveled from Spain to Paris because he knew it was the place where the action was. Paris was the place to get influences and contribute to.
Internet is that Paris of 1920’s. The new cradle of art is Internet. Today’s artists and creators are gathering in digital hubs, sharing ideas, creating new genres of art, learning, evolving and sharing.
20 years from now an artist that’s not on the Internet will not be relevant. It’s not enough to create art, one has to join in, engage the audience to understand their thoughts, and to serve their needs.
January 23, 2016 ☼ thoughts