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Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing

Drawing
1975 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Paul Brown employs relatively simple linear forms in the 'tiles' that make up this drawing. The visually intense patterns are produced by the relationships between each tile and its neighbours. Brown's work also explores 'cellular automata', simple systems that can evolve and propagate themselves.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plotter drawing
Brief Description
Plotter drawing on paper, 'Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing', by Paul Brown, 1975.
Physical Description
Plotter drawing in black ink on white paper
Dimensions
  • Height: 28cm
  • Length: 21.8cm
Gallery Label
  • Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018) PAUL BROWN (born 1947) Untitled UK, 1975 Although the linear forms in this computergenerated drawing are relatively simple, the patterns appear visually intense. The image is made up of ‘tiles’ which have been selected and rotated at random, rather than arranged in a repeating pattern. Paul Brown was one of a group of pioneering artists who used computers to create artworks while studying at London’s Slade School of Fine Art in the 1970s. Plotter drawing Given by the American Friends of the V&A though the generosity of Patric Prince Museum no. E.961-2008(07/07/2018-18/11/2018)
  • Paul Brown born 1947 Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing 1975 Paul Brown employs relatively simple linear forms in the 'tiles' that make up this drawing. The visually intense patterns are produced by the relationships between each tile and its neighbours. Brown's work also explores 'cellular automata', simple systems that can evolve and propagate themselves. Plotter drawing Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince Museum no. E.961-2008(07/12/2009 - 20/06/2010)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Summary
Paul Brown employs relatively simple linear forms in the 'tiles' that make up this drawing. The visually intense patterns are produced by the relationships between each tile and its neighbours. Brown's work also explores 'cellular automata', simple systems that can evolve and propagate themselves.
Bibliographic References
  • Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters And Methods Since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 185, fig. 147
  • Breward, C. and Wood, G. (eds) (2012) British Design from 1948: Innovation in the Modern Age, London: V&A Publishing, p.362
Collection
Accession Number
E.961-2008

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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