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How do we come to here?

December 20, 2005

With having a great excitement I started to explore and go back in art history reading different sources which reveals how we come here today’s generative art. Yesterday a term that I already knew but never digged, fluxus[Ihaven’t prepared the sources yet], and today op-art and kinetic art which happens to be revealed from the interview I was reading in with Marius Watz.

He mentions about abstract painters from 1960s. One name is Bridget Riley who happens to be one of the pioneers of Optical Art. Her interview with BBC is quite explanatory and here is a site which shows examples of her works. She mentions about Georges Seurat and his pointillism technique which uses solid colors and reveals a different aspect of the picture which is called Neo-Impressionism. One point about Seurat is, he is a typical scientist, researcher type of artist. Also she mentions about Stravinky’s definition of rhytm in his 6 lecture series in Harvard.

Another artist that Marius Watz mentioned is Victor Vasarely whose named is coined with op-art. Another tiny detail about Vasarely is, he studies medicine in his early years and then quits, but his later works are inspired from this background. Another example of scientist artist.

last name he mentions is, Sol LeWitt whom we all know. Actually Reas has a great exploration and tries to comment about this artist’s work in his work called software structures at Whitney.

more to come.

Written by Ilteris Kaplan who still lives and works in New York. Twitter