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Seated Nude

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    United States of America (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schwartz, Lillian, born 1927 (artist)
    Knowlton, Ken, born 1931 (computer scientist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.67-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This print illustrates the collaborative approach of much early computer-generated work. The original image was created by artist Lillian Schwartz and photographed by her colleague at Bell Labs, Leon Harmon. Ken Knowlton wrote the software to transform it into a maze pattern. The computer-generated image was then reproduced as a screenprint by Schwartz.

Physical description

Green and black screenprint on paper from a computer-generated image of a nude, mounted on board.

Place of Origin

United States of America (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Schwartz, Lillian, born 1927 (artist)
Knowlton, Ken, born 1931 (computer scientist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Lillian Schwartz - Ken Knowlton 1970 - 3/50 Nude'
Artists' signatures, date, edition number and title, in pencil, across lower edge of print.

Dimensions

Height: 74.8 cm, Width: 59 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprint from a computer-generated image, 'Nude', by Lillian Schwartz, 1970.

Labels and date

Lillian Schwartz born 1927
Seated Nude
1970

This print illustrates the collaborative approach of much early computer-generated work. The original image was created by artist Lillian Schwartz and photographed by her colleague at Bell Labs, Leon Harmon. Ken Knowlton wrote the software to transform it into a maze pattern. The computer-generated image was then reproduced as a screenprint by Schwartz.

Screenprint
Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London
Museum no. E.67-2008 [07/12/2009 - 20/06/2010]

Production Note

Attribution note: Image created by Lillian Schwartz; photography by Leon Harmon; software by Ken Knowlton, maze pattern; screenprinting Lillian Schwartz.

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Printing ink; Mounting board

Techniques

Screenprinting; Computer graphics; Computer-generated

Subjects depicted

Nude

Categories

Prints; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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