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Print - CUBE4

CUBE4

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Kassel (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dehlinger, Hans, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk print from a computer-generated drawing

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.946-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR59

Hans Dehlinger (b. 1939) trained as architect but in the 1980s began using computers to produce generative art, focusing on plotter drawings created using algorithms, or computer code, he had written himself. A pen plotter is a mechanical drawing device that holds a pen or brush and is linked to a computer that controls its movements. Plotter drawings can be very time consuming to produce and are often transferred into a different media, such as a screenprint or, as here, a lithograph, from which futher copies can be produced more easily.

Physical description

Black and white silk print after a linear computer-generated drawing. Titled, signed and dated with pencil in the lower part of the print.

Place of Origin

Kassel (made)

Date

1987 (made)

Artist/maker

Dehlinger, Hans, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Silk print from a computer-generated drawing

Dimensions

Height: 116 cm, Width: 80 cm

Descriptive line

Silk print from a computer-generated drawing, 'CUBE4', by Hans Dehlinger, Germany, 1987

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Technique; Computer-generated

Categories

Computer Art; Drawings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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