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Plotter drawing - Quadrate werden rot

Quadrate werden rot

  • Object:

    Plotter drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nake, Frieder, born 1938 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plotter drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:

    E.262-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case BLUE CAGE

Nake was among the first people to exhibit computer drawings as works of art, in Stuttgart in 1965. He is also considered to be one of the founding fathers of what we now think of as computer graphics. This work was produced using an algorithm written by the artist. Nake introduced random variables into the process, and could not fully predict the outcome.

Physical description

Red, pink, orange and green squares

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Nake, Frieder, born 1938 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Plotter drawing

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Length: 21.8 cm

Descriptive line

Quadrate werden rot, plotter drawing, colour ink on paper, 1966, Frieder Nake

Labels and date

Frieder Nake was one of the first people to exhibit computer drawings as works of art. This one was produced using an algorithm written by the artist.
He introduced random variables into the process and could not fully predict the outcome. [01/01/2015]
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018)

FRIEDER NAKE (born 1938)
Squares Turn Red (Quadrate Werden Rot)
Germany, 1966

Frieder Nake was one of the first people to exhibit computer-generated images in a public gallery, with Georg Nees in Stuttgart in 1965. Nake wrote the algorithm used to create this series of plotter drawings. He introduced random variables into the process, and could not fully predict the outcome.

Four plotter drawings
Purchased with Art Fund support
Museum nos. E.259 to E.262-2014 [07/07/2018-18/11/2018]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Plotter drawing

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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