Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 39-44
The Artistic Truth of the Web Series
Dai Xiaoling, School of Fine Arts, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Kan Qing, School of Fine Arts, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Received: Jun. 18, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 4, 2020;       Published: Jul. 30, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20200502.13      View  80      Downloads  15
In China, the popularity of the web series has soared over recent years. Web series are popular due to their technical characteristics, their flexible and intriguing narrative skills and the progression of cyberculture, which distinguish web series from traditional television programmes. However, these traits can also lead to some negative drawbacks, such as the lack of originality, the homogenisation of content, and the exaggeration and sensationalism of real-life situations. These problems are likely to put artistic truth of web series at risk, transforming them into endless homogeneous audio-visual products, thus affecting the artistic creativity of their visual images. The first section of this study explores the development of the web series by analysing external factors, including interactive modes, technical production and commercial investment. The second section focuses on the internal factors contributing to the transformation of the content of the web series. The final section investigates how these changes result in diminishing artistic truth of the web series. The paper concludes that technological innovations enable web series to produce more vivid experiences, and the extreme fantasies they create enable viewers to indulge their endless desires and become addicted to the virtual world, even making them reluctant to face the real world.
Web Series, Artistic Truth, Desire, Reality, Simulacrum
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Dai Xiaoling, Kan Qing, The Artistic Truth of the Web Series, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 39-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20200502.13
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