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Print - P-197

P-197

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1977-1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mohr, Manfred, born 1938 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.58-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CAS, shelf 4

Manfred Mohr (b. 1938, Germany) began his artistic career as a jazz musician and an action painter, but in the 1960s his interest turned to geometricism and the use of signs and systems in art. Mohr began working with the cube in the early 1970s to systematically explore the representation of multi-dimensional space in two-dimensional form. It has been the sole focus of his work for over thirty years.

This screenprint was made after a plotter drawing produced using a bespoke computer program written by Mohr. A plotter is a mechanical device that holds a pen or brush and is linked to a computer that controls its movements In this image Mohr has divided the cube vertically into two parts using one of the Cartesian planes (the Cartesian planes are x [horizontal] and y [vertical] axes, onto which a point can be plotted using a set of co-ordinates). Each one of the 64 small images consists of two halves in which a cube has been independently rotated. Mohr's computer program contained the equations for plotting each point of the cube and its rotations.

Mohr worked exclusively in monochrome from 1962, but began using colour in 1999 owing to the increasing complexity of his work.

Physical description

Black and silver screenprint on paper, after a plotter drawing.

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, made)

Date

1977-1979 (made)

Artist/maker

Mohr, Manfred, born 1938 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'EA'
In pencil in lower left corner. 'EA' for 'Épreuves d'Artiste', meaning 'artist's proof''.

'Mohr 77-79'
Artist's signature and date in pencil, in lower right side.

Dimensions

Height: 47.6 cm, Width: 47.8 cm

Descriptive line

Black and silver screenprint on paper, 'P-197', 1977-1979, by Manfred Mohr.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Herzogenrath, Wulf, Ingmar Lähnemann and Barbara Nierhoff, eds. Manfred Mohr: broken symmetry: Winner of the d.velop digital art award (ddaa) 2006. Bremen: Kunsthalle Bremen, 2006. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen 24 April - 1 July 2007. ISBN 9783935127110. p. 58, ill.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screenprinting; Plotter drawing

Subjects depicted

Geometric

Categories

Prints; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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