Title: No. 5H (from the Handmade Pixel Series)
Artist(s): Monique Nahas Hervé Huitric
Date Created: 1971
Unframed Dimensions: 8.25 x 8 in.
Medium: computer generated alphanumeric printout with hand coloring in gouache on paper
Inventory ID: Nahas/Huitric-1971-01
signed, titled, and dated in ink on the back of the matboard
hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory
The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. The artists used 6 colors: red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white. These letters were then painted by hand on the printout. The work was long and fastidious, taking many hours for each work. The algorithm consists in calculating a virtual color as resulting from the superimposing of elementary colors, these basic colors being then distributed in a random way.
Detail images of the work
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