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The visual art or other aesthetic results generated by Mathematica.

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Frank Stella's Protractor Series - can we reproduce Lac Laronge IV?

Frank Stella Frank Stella, one of the most fanous contemporary American artists, died on May 4 at the age of 87 at his home in Manhattan. I learnt this from our colleague Yarchik, who, a few days ago, ...
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Can we reproduce Antonio Asis circle interferences?

Antonio Asis Antonio Asis (1932 - 2019) was an Argentine artist and one of the main exponents of kinetic art and op art. Asis was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14 he enrolled at the National ...
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Reproducing Roman Verostko's FF 2004 Drawing

Roman Verostko Roman Verostko was born in 1929 in Tars, Pennsylvania. In the early 1980's, following 30 years of painting, he began executing algorithmic drawings with a pen plotter. Today his studio ...
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Bridget Riley - Movement in Squares and Circles

Bridget Riley Bridget Riley (born 1931 in London) is an English painter known for her op art paintings. Alongside Victor Vasarely and Vera Molnár, she is one of the best-known representatives of this ...
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Early computer art - Frieder Nake's "Walk Through Raster"

Frieder Nake Frieder Nake (born 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a mathematician, computer scientist, and pioneer of computer art. Nake is one of the "3N" computer pioneers, an abbreviation ...
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Michael Noll's early computer art - arranging graphic elements in a circular manner

Michael Noll A. Michael Noll (born 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American engineer and professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern ...
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Electronic Einstein - Reproducing Herbert W. Franke's dissolving images

Herbert W. Franke Herbert W. Franke (1927 - 2022) was an Austrian scientist and writer. He was one of the important early computer artists, creating digital art since the early 1950s. Franke, a jack-...
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Reproducing Ruth Asawa's Wire Sculptures

Ruth Asawa Ruth Aiko Asawa (1926 - 2013) was an American artist known primarily for her looped-wire sculptures. Born in Norwalk, California Asawa was the daughter of Japanese immigrants. She grew up ...
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Is it possible to "save/convert" a 3D plot into a FBX or OBJ file to use in softwares like blender or maya?

Suppose you run a code to plot: ContourPlot3D[ x^3 + y^2 - z^2 == 0, {x, -2, 2}, {y, -2, 2}, {z, -2, 2}] or ...
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Paul Klee's Notebooks: Loops Around Control Points

Paul Klee Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) was a Swiss-born German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who deeply explored ...
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Reproducing Heinrich Heidersberger's Rhythmograms

Heinrich Heidersberger (1906 - 2006) was born in Ingolstadt, Germany, and grew up in Austria. He studied architecture in Graz, which he abandoned in favor of art. From 1928 until 1931 he lived in ...
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Early computer art - reproducing Harold Cohen's turtle drawings

Harold Cohen Harold Cohen (1928 - 2016) was a British pioneer of computer-generated art. After his studies at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London he became soon well known in London as an abstract ...
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Can we emulate Paul Henry's drawing machine?

Desmond Paul Henry Desmond Paul Henry $(1921-2004)$ was a Manchester University Lecturer and Reader in Philosophy. He was one of the British pioneers of Computer Art. Henry with Drawing Machine 2, ...
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Vera Molnár's interruptions - erasing graphic elements

Vera Molnár Vera Molnár (1924 - 2023) was a Hungarian artist who, like Victor Vasarely, lived and worked in France. She was one of the pioneers of computer graphics. Trained as a traditional artist, ...
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Early computer art - reproducing Georg Nees "Schotter" and "K27"

Georg Nees (1926 - 2016) was a pioneer of computer art. He studied mathematics, physics and philosophy in Erlangen and Stuttgart. In 1977, he was appointed Professor of Applied computer science at the ...
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Reproducing two of Victor Vasarely's colored cuboids (Eroed-Per and Gestalt-Bleu)

Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997) was a Hungarian-French artist. He is, along with Bridget Riley, the best-known representative of Op Art (optical art). Based on the color experiments of the Bauhaus, he ...
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Reproducing Josef Albers factory series (repeating rectangle patterns)

Josef Albers (1888 - 1976) was a German-born American artist. In 1920, Albers joined the Weimar Bauhaus as a student and became a faculty member in 1922, teaching the principles of handicrafts. Josef ...
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How can we dice a parametric surface? - Part II

A few days ago I asked: How can we dice a parametric surface? Now I have two follow-up questions concerning the elegant answer given by kglr. He handles the dicing with three short functions: ...
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How can we produce sliceforms?

Sliceforms are models made from intersecting sets of planes which slot together to generate intersecting three-dimensional surfaces. Here are some of them made by Nadja Vohradsky for the university of ...
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Frank Stella Stars - How can we reproduce them?

Frank Stella (born 1936) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in New York City. The Museum of Modern Art presented a retrospective of his work in 1970, making him the ...
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How can we reproduce Charles Demuth's "Figure 5 in Gold"?

Charles Demuth (1883 - 1935) was an American painter who developed a style of painting known as Precisionism. Precisionist artists reduced subjects to their essential geometric shapes and were ...
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Numbers in love - can we reproduce Giacomo Balla's extruded digits?

Giacomo Balla (1871 - 1958) was an Italian painter best known as a key proponent of Futurism. In his paintings, he depicted light, movement and speed. Balla's oil painting "Numeri innamorati"...
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Replicating Sol LeWitt's skeletal geometries

Sol LeWitt (1928 - 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including conceptual art and minimalism. He used lines, geometric solids, patterns, formulas and permutations to create his ...
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Diploria labyrinthiformis - can we reproduce Ernst Haeckel's drawing of a brain coral?

Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) was a German philosopher, physician, artist and professor of zoology at the University of Jena. He promoted and popularised Charles Darwin's work in Germany. Haeckel (left)...
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How can we reproduce Eugen Jahnke's drawing of a complex function?

Eugen Jahnke (1863 - 1921) studied mathematics and physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He became a professor at the Berlin Mining Academy in 1905. His "Tables of Functions with ...
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How can we plot Man Ray's "Shakespearean Equation" w == e^(1/z)?

1. Man Ray Man Ray (1890 - 1976) was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. Man Ray produced major works in a ...
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Speed up this computation involving NSolve many times?

Can you think of a way of speeding up this computation ? I don't. ...
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Sum of its parts - replicating a porcelain sculpture of Nuala O’Donovan

1. Introduction Nuala O’Donovan is an Irish Artist, living and working in Cork. According to her website her research areas are "Irregularities in Patterns in Nature" and "The Geometry ...
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How can we reproduce Otti Bergers winding carpet patterns?

Otti Berger was a textile designer and weaver of Jewish heritage. She was born in Zmajevac (Austro-Hungarian Empire, present day Croatia) in 1898. Berger attended the Bauhaus school between 1926 and ...
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How to weave Anni Albers Red Meander carpet?

Anni Albers (1899 - 1994) was a German artist regarded as one of the most influential textile designers of the 20th century. Since 1931 Albers was head of the Bauhaus weaving workshops in Dessau and ...
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Construction of a Fuller dome

Cover of TIME magazine, January 10, 1964 Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983) was an American architect and designer. He popularized the Geodesic Dome. Carbon molecules are also known as ...
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How to achieve local area distortion zoom?

This work was authored by Victor Vasarely. I wanted to reproduce a similar image effect and colour effect. I made a simple attempt to draw out the original background section first. ...
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How to produce an Itten color star?

Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967) was a Swiss painter and designer From 1919 to 1922, Itten taught at the Bauhaus School in Weimar, teaching his students the basics of materials, composition and color. ...
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How to produce a Calder mobile?

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) was an American artist known for for his mobiles and his public sculptures. Here are two examples of his mobiles which I want to approximately reproduce with ...
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Mimicking Günther Uecker's nail art

One of my favourite contemporary artists is Günther Uecker (born 13 March 1930 in Crivitz, Germany). He uses hammer and nails to create VectorPlot-like structures. ...
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Code golf chromostereopsis illusion

I am trying to maximally shorten the code (code golf) for chromostereopsis illusion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka: https://twitter.com/AkiyoshiKitaoka/status/1700061353346798019 The point is to make it: (1) ...
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How to produce wavy lines

New to Mathematica, I'd like to produce some 'thick wavy lines' as simple graphical forms (not sure how else to describe them), like the waved shape of this dagger blade (but not the handle): I've ...
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How to create a random belt polygon or belt polyhedron?

A zonogon is a convex polygon that is made up of parallel sides. Generating a random zonogon in Mathematica can be found here. A natural generalization of zonogons is called belt polygons. A belt ...
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How to speed up this small 2D graphics code?

The following code is very slow, with Mathematica 13.2 on a Mac Silicon M2 Pro: ...
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Code to generate mandala with message

A long time ago they gave me many answers to these questions, Code that generates a mandala is it possible to enter text in the center something like "abcde" , without the quotes and maybe ...
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Draw impossible figure with MMA, how can it be done?

How can I draw this figure using Mathematica? I have tried to trace the points on it but the white lines or contours that they have distort the resulting figure. I have searched for some similar code ...
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How to define the density of random 3D points and plot it?

The following code draws a random distribution of particles in 3D. The Manipulate box allows to change a few parameters (number of particles, size of clusters, ...). I would like to define the local ...
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Is there "absolute" point size for Graphics3D?

I would like to get points size that vary when the viewer is zooming in/out through the 3D graphic. The point size I want should be defined as "absolute", relative to the coordinates used ...
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How to add random point size to this distribution of 3d points?

The code below creates a random distribution of points in 3D. Currently, the points have a random size, and the size is the same for all points. I need the points to get individually a random size, ...
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How to get fuzzy points in a 3D view?

I would like to produce fuzzy random points (sprites like) in a 3D view. Applying a Blur command doesn't do the trick since the view is then frozen and we couldn't rotate the view anymore, and I don'...
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How to introduce random correlations in a 3D uniform distribution of points?

I would like to build a simple visualization of the distribution of galaxies on a large scale model of the universe. Currently, my galaxies are represented as uniform random black dots in a 3D cube, ...
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How to add doodles and sketches in a mandala

i discovered mathematica yesterday; and i've been playing with RandomMandala since. i also saw this question; and i really liked the second answer; but i like the ...
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How to create a mosaic from characters or small images?

I want to create a piece of art similar to the following two images of Grace Hopper and Bill Gates: I know how to create a word cloud and want to extend this knowledge to make something similar to ...
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How to create a Lichtenberg Figure?

I want to create a simulated Lichtenberg figure in a manner similar to this image: What is a good method to generate Lichtenberg figures? There is a very helpful post on Wolfram Community about ...
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Animated ContourPlot Color Rescaling

My goal is to create a smooth animation of a changing ContourPlot. Unfortunately, the colors specified in ContourShading seem to bounce around during the animation. Below is an example of what I'm ...
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