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Computers and Visual Art

H. W. Franke
Leonardo
Vol. 4, No. 4 (Autumn, 1971), pp. 331-338
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1572504
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1572504
Page Count: 9
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Abstract

Computer graphic art is a logical outcome of graphic art produced by simpler machines and by calculation. Up to now digital and analog computers have been used that were originally designed for scientific and technical purposes, and they are adequate for the artistic task but their output still proves to be a bottleneck. A further difficulty arises from the fact that aesthetic theories suitable as a base for computer art are still in their infancy. The use of computers means breaking with some art traditions but, on the other hand, it may well lead to a breakthrough in art and a better, rational understanding of artistic phenomena. /// L'art graphique par calculatrices est une conséquence logique de l'art graphique obtenu avec des machines plus simples ou par le calcul. On a utilisé des ordinateurs et des calculateurs analogiques initialement destinés à un usage scientifique ou technique; or, s'ils conviennent à cette tâche artistique, leur rendement est encore un blocage. Une autre difficulté se présente du fait que les théories esthétiques qui pourraient servir de base à l'art par calculatrices sont encore balbutiantes. L'usage de calculatrices signifie une rupture par rapport à certaines traditions artistiques mais d'autre part, il se peut que cela amène une percée nouvelle dans le domaine de l'art et une meilleure compréhension rationnelle des phénomènes artistiques.

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