P-370-P Divisibility II Series

Print
1984 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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 lithographic print 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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithographic print of a computer drawing on paper
Brief Description
Lithograph, 'P-370-P Divisibility II Series', by Manfred Mohr, New York City, 1984
Physical Description
This lithographic print shows a computer drawing dealing with the deconstruction of a cube and analyzing the relationship of lines in the cube. Signed, dated and inscribed by artist in pencil at bottom.
Dimensions
  • Height: 31.7cm
  • Width: 27cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'E.A. Mohr 84 / for Patric Prince, Manfred 6/14/86' (Inscribed at bottom of print.)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Subject depicted
Summary
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 lithographic print 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.962-2008

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