Art is an incredibly subjective field and even in present day, it can be hard to say whether or not something constitutes as art.

There are people who define “real” art as those timeless, classic paintings you find hanging in Le Louvre. Others may say that a music video is art. The point is art may have a written definition but it is certainly not quite as straight forward as that.

What people consider art today might not be classed as art in the next year. But here’s what the future of art has the potential to become.

Societal Reflections

It’s been well-established that creating art comes from the world around us. A lot of artwork is the result of the artists relationship with the outside world.

How we interact with out environments, family and friends, strangers in the street. Some artists have even created art that is politically charged or features their views on money, power, governance. Even our cultures and concerns have found their way into art creations. Although many passionate artists may create their work by being alone, they are by no means isolated.

This link between art and society has actually never been more obvious. Especially not with photography and videography capturing moments, snapshots in time. Of course, not everyone approves with statement pieces but as is the same with everything in existence – there are always opposing opinions (even when, maybe, there shouldn’t be).

Developing Technologies

Technologies may be developing all over the world but artists can only use the visual means that are accessible to them. So much material is limited by the society where an artist lives. Things like paints, cameras, support, or sculpting materials.

Some artistic movements happen thanks to the development of certain things. In the 19th century, painting outside became realistic because paint tubes were created – paint made portable. It could be said that this small thing had such a key role in the birth of impressionistic art.

So it’s easy to see how technologies and innovations correlate closely with artistic creations. And we’ve been using all of these advancements to our advantage. The creation of 3D printers could open opportunities to would-be sculptors and computer software means that some of the most beautiful creations can be made – music, drawings, photos. And it’s all digital.

Furthermore, it is digital art, computer-generated art, that is one of the defining styles of the 21st century.

Discerning the Future is Impossible

Technology and the social environment are very important in artistic creation. The evolutions brought about in both aspects could help us determine what the future of art could look like.

However, it may still be quite impossible to discern the future of art when it’s so hard to determine just the future. Never mind the future of movements or creations. Possibilities linked to social evolution or technological evolution are practically unlimited.

Even now, there are so many concepts and movements and social justices happening that trying to estimate our future is very challenging. There’s no linear trajectory for these things, rather they happen in their own time or come in a flurry after a major event.

Reach Out to Aardvark Art Services

Aardvark Art Services, established in 1998, has been transporting art nationwide for more than 20 years.

We have an incredibly experienced team who will travel almost anywhere in England, Scotland, and Wales. Our services even branch to specialised storing and specialised packing facilities so we can ensure that your antiques and your art are not only being transported securely, but safely.

Much of our customer and client base is comprised of museums and galleries, exhibits, and private collectors.

Have antiques or art you need to relocate? Get in touch with us! Your artistic pieces will reach their destination in tip-top condition. And if you have any questions about the services we provide, then just ask us!