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Drawing - Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing
  • Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing
    Brown, Paul, born 1947
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Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brown, Paul, born 1947 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plotter drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

  • Museum number:

    E.961-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings, Room 90, The Julie and Robert Breckman Gallery, case WE

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.

Physical description

Plotter drawing in black ink on white paper

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Brown, Paul, born 1947 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Plotter drawing

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Length: 21.8 cm

Descriptive line

Plotter drawing on paper, 'Untitled, Computer Assisted Drawing', by Paul Brown, 1975.

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

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

Labels and date

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]

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Ink

Techniques

Plotter drawing

Categories

Computer Art; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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