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  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meertens, Lambert (computer scientists)
    Geurts, Leo (computer scientists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London

  • Museum number:

    E.248-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CAS, shelf 5

This lithograph is thought to be after a computer generated image produced by Dutch computer scientists, Leo J.M. Geurts and Lambert Meertens. They worked in the late sixties exploring the role of structure in visual imagery. The original image would have been created using a computer program written by Geurts and Meertens. The program consisted of a set of rules by which coloured squares could be manipulated into different patterns. One program could produce a large number of different images.

This image was acquired by the V&A as part of the Computer Arts Society collection. At around the time when it was produced, Meertens and Geurts were both involved in a Dutch branch of the Society, known as CASH.

Physical description

Colour lithograph on paper, mounted on board.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (probably, made)

Date

1960s (made)

Artist/maker

Meertens, Lambert (computer scientists)
Geurts, Leo (computer scientists)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 37.4 cm, Width: 37.1 cm

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph on paper, after a computer generated image.

Materials

Printing ink; Mounting board

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Geometric abstraction

Categories

Prints; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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