Art History/21st Century

The 21st century in artwork is hallmarked by the use of advanced technology and production techniques in the creation of art. Many of these technologies enabled creators to create works which would have been previously difficult or impossible to perform just decades before. Some of these technologies included computer rendering, 3D printing, and the use of novel materials such as vantablack by the sculptor Anish Kapoor. It is important to note that traditional works and methods did not disappear during this time, though in some genres such as animation, their use rapidly declined due to becoming commercially nonviable.