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Ninety Parallel Sinusoids with Linearly Increasing Period

Photograph
1964 (made), 1970s (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This is a photographic print of a computer-generated image originally created by A. Michael Noll in 1964. The artist has stated that "The top sinusoid was expressed mathematically and then repeated again and again. The result closely approximates the op-art painting "Current" by Bridget Riley."

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleNinety Parallel Sinusoids with Linearly Increasing Period (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Photography
Brief description
Photographic print, 'Ninety parallel sinusoids with linearly increasing period', by A. Michael Noll, New Jersey, 1964
Physical description
Ninety parallel sinusoids with linearly increasing period
Dimensions
  • Height: 28cm
  • Length: 21.8cm
Gallery label
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018) A. MICHAEL NOLL (born 1939) Ninety Parallel Sinusoids with Linearly Increasing Period USA, made 1964, printed 1970s This work is inspired by Bridget Riley’s op-art painting Current, created in 1964. Noll realised that a computer could produce an approximation of Riley’s artwork, which consisted of a series of parallel curved lines. Noll programmed the computer to generate a single line that could be repeated many times. Photographic print of a computer-generated image Given by the artist Museum no. E.34-2011(07/07/2018-18/11/2018)
Credit line
Gift of A. Michael Noll
Production
Noll used a Stromberg-Carlson 4020 microfilm plotter to produce a 35mm negative image, which was then used to create a photographic print.
Summary
This is a photographic print of a computer-generated image originally created by A. Michael Noll in 1964. The artist has stated that "The top sinusoid was expressed mathematically and then repeated again and again. The result closely approximates the op-art painting "Current" by Bridget Riley."
Collection
Accession number
E.34-2011

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Record createdMarch 28, 2011
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