D1 VirtualArt CSI

About the module

This module focuses on e-creation of art, also known as virtual art, i.e., the artistic creations that are produced using digital technologies in experienced virtual environments.

Through this module you will learn: 

  • What is virtual art
  • Current Trends and Tools
  • What are the benefits and downsides of generating art with digital tools

This module is mainly for information purposes. Its aim is to enlighten you about the history and some trends and tools regarding virtual art and to make you reflect on what possibilities the digital realm offers that traditional art mediums do not. Furthermore, it aims to showcase in what ways virtual art challenges or expands traditional notions of artistic expression. 

The multiple sections will allow you to engage in a case study and an exercise, to test yourself by recognizing your level on this subject. The module will also provide you with some resources to learn more and put into practice the theoretical knowledge presented here.

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To learn more


  • From Technological to Virtual Art by Frank Popper
    This book offers an analysis of the transition from technological art to virtual art, examining its historical context, artistic implications, and the evolving role of technology in shaping contemporary artistic practices.
  • Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters by 3DTotal Publishing 
    Offers insights and tutorials from digital artists, including techniques specific to virtual art.
  • Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion by Oliver Grau
    Explores the historical and theoretical aspects of virtual art, providing a comprehensive overview of its evolution and impact.
  • The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft by Anne Friedberg 
    Examines the history and cultural implications of virtual spaces, including their influence on art and perception.



Offers a range of online courses and tutorials covering various aspects of digital art creation, including virtual art and 3D modeling.


  • The Virtuality Podcast
    Explores the intersection of virtual reality and the arts, featuring interviews with artists, designers, and technologists.
  • Artists in VR Podcast
    Focuses on virtual reality as a creative medium, discussing the work and experiences of artists working in VR.
  • The Art of Virtual Reality 
    Discusses the impact of VR on art and design, featuring conversations with artists and industry professionals.

Videos and Online Courses

  • What is Virtual Art, Youtube Video
  • Create A Virtual Art Gallery Using Google Slides, Youtube Video
  • Proko, YouTube channel 


Provides tutorials on digital art fundamentals, including digital drawing and painting techniques.

  • Blender Guru, YouTube Channel 


Features tutorials and tips on using Blender, a popular 3D modeling software used in virtual art creation.

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