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(Des)Ordres

Drawing
1974 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018)

VERA MOLNÁR (born 1924)
(Dis)Order ((Des)Ordres)
Paris, 1974

Vera Molnár is fascinated by the relationship between order and disorder. In her (Dis)Order series she changed the parameters of her algorithm to randomly disrupt the regularity of the concentric squares. The contrast between order and disorder creates the impression of movement, as if the squares are vibrating against one another.

Plotter drawing
Museum no. E.271-2011


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plotter drawing
Brief Description
Plotter drawing, '(Des)Ordres' by Vera Molnar, Paris, 1974.
Physical Description
The plotter drawing is composed of a 20 x 20 square grid. Pink, red, green, orange, yellow, purple and blue squares of different sizes are placed within one another creating a sense of jostling.
Dimensions
  • Height: 28cm
  • Length: 21.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Signed by artist in bottom right corner (The sprocket holes still attached to the paper. On the back of the paper 'Benson France' is written)
Summary
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018)



VERA MOLNÁR (born 1924)

(Dis)Order ((Des)Ordres)

Paris, 1974



Vera Molnár is fascinated by the relationship between order and disorder. In her (Dis)Order series she changed the parameters of her algorithm to randomly disrupt the regularity of the concentric squares. The contrast between order and disorder creates the impression of movement, as if the squares are vibrating against one another.



Plotter drawing

Museum no. E.271-2011
Collection
Accession Number
E.271-2011

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record createdMarch 28, 2011
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