|YouTube logo, 2005|
YouTube as they put it in their logo is a place on the web to literally broadcast yourself to the whole world. For some this has ruined their life's, but for the lucky ones it has brought fame and fortune to their life's. YouTube can be looked at as both good and evil, but it can also be looked at as art.
Video is a media that in many eyes does not belong in the art world, though it opens new doors of possibilities for creativeness. Video is a media that can go horribly wrong very fast or it can fantastic and be a success. YouTube is an example of that, some videos on it are questionable and just down right horrible; when on the other hand there are videos that are beautifully done and are pure art. The three artist that will be mentioned have used YouTube to either help their work along or to be recognized by the public.
|Weird Al, cover for Bad Hair Day CD cover, 1996|
|Charice Pempengco, Pyramid single cover, 2010|
|Bessemer & Lake Erie 867, Jeffrey B. Smith, painting, 2007|
YouTube in it self might not be defined as art but the things that are can be found on it can be. Though the majority of the media that is found on it is musical and performance art, some traditional artists like Smith can now be found there as well. Some people post videos on how to do creative things like sewing, knitting, repairing things and painting techniques. So not only is YouTube showcasing artists it is showcasing how to do what they do. YouTube is taking video media to a whole new level and is helping traditional media to go on the same ride. Who knows maybe one day YouTube might have a way to see art galleries digitally from your computer or smart phone.