Untitled [6] (A group of computer prints hand painted with gouache on paper series)

Basic Information

Title: Untitled [6] (A group of computer prints hand painted with gouache on paper series)
Artist(s): Monique Nahas Hervé Huitric
Date Created: 1968
Edition Info: Unique
Unframed Dimensions: 8 x 8.26 in.

Description

Signed on the reverse.

These hand-made “pixel” images were painted by hand in 1970-71 and used a computer CAE 510 of 8k.

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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