0305-03

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Acquired in 2005 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Cohen, Harold
attributions_note
bibliography
Harold Cohen: Decoupling Art and Affluence (posted 05/28/2002 at http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/art6046.html
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Harold Cohen
date_end
2003-05-31
date_start
2003-05-01
date_text
May 2003 (printed)
descriptive_line
Digital inkjet print, abstracted floral imagery in pink and blue, by Harold Cohen, printed United States, 2003
dimensions
Height: 127 cm, Width: 90 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 315
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
88842
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:25:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:25:32.000Z
latitude
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 315, case 3, shelf R
longitude
marks
'0305-03' 'Harold Cohen May 2003'
materials
materials_techniques
Digital print by AARON, a computer program written by Harold Cohen
museum_number
E.263-2005
museum_number_token
e2632005
object_number
O114802
object_type
Print
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A print of abstracted floral imagery printed in vivid colours, predominantly pinks and blues
place
United States
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Harold Cohen (born 1928) is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles, but he is perhaps best known as the creator of AARON, a computer program utilising artificial intelligence (the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans) to generate artworks. AARON was conceived (around 1973) as the first in a projected series of programs but in fact Cohen is still working with AARON today. His creation of this program grew out of what he has described as his need 'to understand what art is'. In the process of designing a program to work with random variables, making its own decisions on colouring and composition, he explored the potential inherent in different programming languages. Initially AARON produced drawings which were then coloured by Cohen. Most recently he has modified the program so that it chooses and applies the colours itself, resulting in digital prints which are the unmediated work of AARON. Cohen insists that display labels and image credits for prints produced by AARON should read "Digital print by AARON, a computer program written by Harold Cohen". To produce prints on this unprecedented scale Cohen has used one of the new wide-format printers, with archival pigment inks.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
0305-03-print-cohen-harold
sys_updated
2014-04-04T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
0305-03
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2003