|The History of Crossover Art|
|- Digital Art - Charles A. Csuri|
Charles A. Csuri: After Mondrian. 1963
Charles A. Csuri: After Mondrian. 1963. Click on the thumbnail to see
the large version of the drawing.
Fig.: Charles A. Csuri: After Duerer. 1963. Click on the thumbnail to see the large version of the drawing.
"In 1963 I made
an analogue computer which I used to make transformations on a drawing.
I used it to do a series of drawings based upon the paintings of several
old masters. [Klee, Durer, Ingres, Picasso, Goya, and Mondrian.] I had
this concept of making transformations on a drawing for nearly 40 years.
In fact some of the oil paintings I did in 1960-63 illustrate my fascination
with the notion of transformations.
I did a variation where I altered the way the device did the change in scale such that my original drawing was transformed in an X or Y direction. I also was able to reverse the orientation of the source drawing. I first made a line drawing interpretation of a famous artist's work. At one end of the pantograph device I traced the line drawing.
Between my end of
the extended sides and the end with the ink pen, I altered the behavior
of the rods to achieve the transformations. These drawings were made in
1963 the year before I discovered the potential of the digital computer
and a graphics output device."