In the early years of Lumia trying to find it’s own niche in the fine art world, Thomas Wilfred who discovered and promoted Lumia, put forth the notion of Lumia being a form of ‘animated painting.’ Animated – definitely. But the concept of an animated painting gives one a moment of pause. Can a “painting” be animated and still be a painting? Don’t know how many people lost sleep over that; but when they finally got to sleep, maybe they dreamed of Lumia instead of sheep.
Paintings as applied to Lumia you could argue is a loose definition, but when you consider that Lumia imagery is painting with light, you might have a case. Yep, we all agree on that, but when it starts to move, is it still a painting? and if it’s not a painting – then what is it?