While art is constant, medium is fluid. From cave paintings to 3D renders, art from each era leaves a distinct impression. In 2021, some artists think the next big ‘thing’ is NFTs and their frameworks.

Alexis Chritodoulou, a 3D artist, described this new digital era:

We’re right at the beginning of the frontier. This is an opportunity to create something beautiful because you’re in charge again.

As NFTs continue to sell at record rates, artists hope their art remains specialized rather than commercialized. Andreas Wannerstedt, a motion graphics artist, expressed:

I think a lot of high-level artists and designers will try to move away from the commercial design industry and focus more on their own projects.

Will the Louvre feature .gifs in the future? Maybe one day the Mona Lisa will wink at you.