Digital or live?

These monks of mine are beginning to get quite well-traveled monks. Here they are at the international Digital Art Exhibition "Perspective of Receptivity" in Palazzo del Turismo in Riccione, Italy. 

These monks of mine are beginning to get quite well-traveled monks. Here they are at the international Digital Art Exhibition "Perspective of Receptivity" in Palazzo del Turismo in Riccione, Italy. 

I must say it is amazing that we´ve come so far with the technology that it is possible to have an digital artexhibition, and the artist doesn´t even have to send their work to the gallery. They can just upload the images and press the send-button. It is cool. It means low or nothing cost at all for the artist to get to show their work in so many different places and countries around the world, -and it´s all possible at the same time! The viewers don´t even have to leave their own house to see an exhibition shown digitally on the internet. 

In some situations that is actually really great. The possibilities for everybody to see art increases. If you live far away from a gallery you´ve still got a chance to see it. A digital exhibition doesn´t cost you anything, and for people who, for different reasons can´t visit galleries, can still have the experience to see art.  

But I sure do think that there is, and will always be, so much more of an emotional experience for the viewer to see an art exhibition live. Especially when it comes to paintings because the viewer often wants to get really close to the artwork to see the artists brushstrokes and the colors and texture on the canvases. Also they would like to see how profound details are made and how different it may look when you take a few steps back and look at the whole painting from a distance. At least I know I do. I love to go back and forth and look at the details. Since I was a little girl and snuck in to my grandfathers studio, I was so amazed to see how his rough brushstrokes tend to be a great mess of paint up close, but seeing it from a distant, it made a perfectly detailed painting. And to this very day it amazes me.

One of the monks, really really up close. 

One of the monks, really really up close. 

All of the monks a few steps back... Can you see where the detailed picture above is taken from this picture? 

All of the monks a few steps back... Can you see where the detailed picture above is taken from this picture? 

Even though we all live in a very digitalized world, and for that we get to see and experience so much more, -we still like to be able to touch and feel the details and textures in a piece of art.

Don´t we?