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Drawing - (Des)Ordres


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Molnar, Vera (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plotter drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case RK, shelf 23, box R

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

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.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1974 (made)


Molnar, Vera (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Plotter drawing

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


Height: 28 cm, Length: 21.8 cm

Descriptive line

Plotter drawing, '(Des)Ordres' by Vera Molnar, Paris, 1974.


Paper; Coloured ink


Plotter drawing




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