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P-049/R, "a formal language", Ink/paper/wood, 1970, 100cm x 100cm


© 1970 by Manfred Mohr



About the algorithm:
The elements are horizontal, vertical, 45 degree lines, square waves, zig-zags, and have probabilities for line widths and lengths. In each position on a very dense imaginary matrix, a sign is composed from 0-7 elements from the above alphabet. When 0 lines are chosen, a circle can be drawn having a randomly chosen radius and center.

First published:
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Computer Graphics, Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971 (catalog and show)

About the work:
A painting from this program is in the collection of the Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA