Thursday, July 12, 2012

iPhone and iPad Art

This morning, in the car I was listening to Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One interviewing David Hockney, a well-known British artist based in Yorkshire. A few years ago Hockney began to create pictures on his iPhone to email to his friends. When the iPad was introduced, he moved to the larger screen and the rest is history.

Hockney has now had several major exhibits of his digital art including one currently at the Royal Ontario Museum. You might wonder how art created on iPhones and iPads is displayed and the answer is: using those devices themselves and taking advantage of the backlighting.  Here is a video explaining: