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Monday, February 25, 2002
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Art's brush with mouse

A NEW form of contemporary art using new media technology is catching on. The form-popularly termed digital art-has caught the fancy of many artists, both new and established ones. Dot.com this week takes a look at digital art websites.


Adjudged one of the world's best Websites by britannica.com for its quality, accuracy of content, presentation and usability, the site offers Anjali Arora's works in digital media. Anjali finds digital art fascinating as, according to her, one can combine several media at once-movement, writing, sound, all can be brought to play in such works. The paintings are divided into various galleries, which one could browse through by clicking on the various links.



This site showcases pencil drawings, illustrations, watercolor, digital art and experiments in graphic art and design by Niloufer. The vast majority of images and themes are of the exotic Indian woman. The Website also provides a list of links to some of the best artists and art-related sites on the Internet.


This site offers opportunities for the presentation of digital art for artists, and also provides a forum for critical dialogue between upcoming and established artists and their audiences. The site claims that it also supports the artist's role in society and advocates creative freedom. It presents and originates its own exhibition programs, acts as a co-presenter and serves as a venue for outside groups. Artists, curators and organisations are encouraged to submit proposals to the Director for consideration. www.DigitalArtMuseum.com has open galleries-each gallery holds one artist for one calendar month. This professionally done site not only exhibits creative stuff but also provides vast material for new and upcoming artists.


YLEM is an international organisation of artists, scientists, authors, curators, educators, and art enthusiasts who explore the intersection of the arts. With science and technology as driving forces in contemporary culture, the members believe in bringing the humanising and unifying forces of art to this field. YLEM members work in new art media such as computers, kinetic sculpture, interactive art, holograms, robotics, 3-D media, film, and video. YLEM is a Website launched by and for non-profit artists' organisation based in the San Francisco. The site has a simple and user-friendly layout.

Gaurav Sood