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Blocks 2 (31.VIII.76)

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Struycken was a pioneer of the use of computers in the creative process, having learned to program as early as 1968. ‘Blocks 2’ consists of five blocks that appear to be partially sunk in the floor. The work was created with a computer program that determined how various factors would influence each other: the length of the edges, the rotation of the blocks on their axes, their distance from each other and their colour, obtained by mixing red, yellow and blue.

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Title Blocks 2 (31.VIII.76)
Material and technique Enamel paint on polyvinylchloride (PVC)
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 35 cm
Length 430 cm
Width 149 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Peter Struycken
Accession number BEK 1558 a-f (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1978
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1978
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Minimal myth (2012)
Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Material
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Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Peter Struycken

Den Haag 1939

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