A Tribute to Herbert W. Franke

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A Tribute to Herbert W. Franke

Herbert W. Franke who was known for his generative art processes passed away recently at the age of 95. Artists teamed up in his honor which resulted in an online exhibition featuring works that explore Franke's legacy. As one of the first artists to experiment with computer-generated images, Franke paved the way for a new generation of artists who use code as their primary medium. Franke's work spanned six decades and ranged from early experimental cinema to abstract painting to computer-generated art. He was one of the first artists to use computers for creative purposes, and his work shaped the way that digital art is viewed. His work remains an inspiration for those who seek to push the boundaries of what is possible with technology. We are grateful for his contribution to the world of art and ideas, and we will continue to carry his vision forward.

Herbert W. Franke was a trailblazer in the world of computer-generated art. Born in Austria in 1927, he studied mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna before moving to the United States in 1947. It was here that he began to experiment with using computers to generate visual images. Franke saw the potential for computers to create art that was based on mathematical principles but with a layer of randomness added by the computer itself. This combination of order and chaos was what he felt made computer-generated art so unique and interesting. Franke continued to experiment with computer-generated art throughout his career, and his work remains an important part of the history of this medium. Today, thanks to Franke's pioneering spirit, we can enjoy a wide range of artwork that would not be possible without the use of computers.

If you are looking to view or collect works for sale, you can navigate to the official website here.

Credit: Herbert W. Franke, Art Meets Science

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