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Charles A. Csuri
Transitional Works, 1962 - 1965 ➔ After Jean-Auguste Ingres

plotter drawings
Charles A. Csuri
papers, black ink
Analogue Computer (modified pantograph device)
26 in. x 20 in. (66 cm x 51 cm)
After Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres is based on The Comtesse d'Haussonville, an oil painting created by Ingres in 1845 and now in the Frick Collection, New York, New York.

Historical Significance
Charles A. Csuris first computer art, from 1963-64, was created with analogue technology. This work begins his detailed exploration of object transformation, specifically, the transformation of his drawings. Csuri gleaned the computers potential for making art at this time. However, he did not immediately abandon his oil paint, brushes, and canvas. Instead, a dialogue between traditional media and technology potential began. The art Csuri produced at this time, that survives today, includes nine works from the After the Artist series and two known oil paintings.
Artist's Comments
"This [technology] allowed me to systematically alter the original geometry of my drawing. One end of the pantograph device traced the drawing and the other end was simultaneously making transformations. I was intrigued with the idea of using devices and strategies to create art. I questioned the notion there had to be a tactile kinesthetic process to create a drawing or painting."

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