Came across this article by Stephen Totilo who recently took a trip to see the work of early 20th century painter Vasily Kandinsky. He descibed ” There are plenty of painters who developed their style differently. Not all veered toward abstraction. But walking past Kandinsky’s life’s work, walking through it chronologically, watching the development of his style and interests, I couldn’t help but think I was seeing the “progress” of video game graphics in reverse.
On the lowest level, at Kandinsky’s earliest work, I saw the closest things in the exhibition to a Gears of War or God of War.
At the top of my spiral journey, I saw Pac-Mans and Centipedes”. Article
I most certainly remember the early years of electronic gaming especially Pak-man, i suppose you could even go back to some of the original black and white games ‘ Pong ‘ strange to think that these images were classified as art but looking back some of the game footage was creative considering the technology.
ioneer of abstract art and eminent aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) broke new ground in painting in the first decades of the twentieth century. His seminal pre–World War I treatise Über das Geistige in der Kunst (On the Spiritual in Art), published in Munich in December 1911, lays out his program for developing an art independent of one’s observations of the external world. In this and other texts, as well as his art, Kandinsky strove to use abstraction to give painting the freedom from nature that he admired in music. His discovery of a new subject matter based solely on the artist’s “inner necessity” occupied him throughout his life. via http://www.guggenheim.org
Pac-man may also have had an influence on an Italian furniture designer who’s work of Quaot came up with some intresting furniture. |link|
The ‘Poufman Range’
Some other intresting Pac-man art