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Manfred Mohr: Themes / Ideas


Lines of Geometric Objects used as an Alphabet 1970 - 1976

I used the lines of squares, triangles, and cubes as an alphabet in a number of different ways.
This webpage brings together some of the geometric objects (and other pre-cursors) of my
Cubic Limit artworks where I used the lines of the geometric objects as an alphabet, as well as
works from Cubic Limit I & II where I used the 12 lines of the cube as an alphabet.



This webpage is only partially finished....

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Pre-cursors of Cubic Limit - Lines of Squares and Triangles used as an Alphabet and other pre-cursors 1970 - 1973




Lines of Squares and Triangles as an Alphabet


P-128, Sphereless 1972
P-105, Squares 1972
P-147, Triangles 1973





The 4 lines of a square + the 2 diagonals are used as an alphabet





The 4 lines of a square are used as an alphabet





The 3 lines of a triangle are used as an alphabet



P-128 is published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos", Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974



Other pre-cursor drawings related to Cubic Limit I


P-26, Inversion Logique, 1970

Adding and subtracting lines to create a structure. In Cubic Limit I many of the algorithms add and subtract lines of a fixed structure, the cube.
P-80, Cube Drawing, 1971
P-80 test, Cube Drawing, 1971

Early cube drawings. Random points along 4 sides of a cube are linearly transformed to their respective base straight lines.


P-26 is published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, Computer Graphics, Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971
P-80 test is published in the catalog: "Buchleiter/Mohr/Murle/Treiber", Kunstverein Pforzheim 1972




Early works from Cubic Limit I, 1973






P-154, 1973




The 12 edges of the cube are used as an alphabet. The two drawings have a complimentary number of lines for each cube. This is a study for the experimental computer generated films "Cubic Limit" and "Complimentary Cubes".

P-154 is published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, "Cubic Limit", Galerie Weiller, Paris, 1975"






"Cubic Limit" and "Complemetaty Cubes" are 2 computer generated algorithmic films, 1973 - 1974




Some images from film "Cubic Limit" showing lines n at a time, 1973-1974. Some sequences of this film were created in 1973. Some images from film "Complimentary Cubes" showing 2 cubes, one with n lines, the other its complimentary cube with 12 - n lines, 1973-1974. Some sequences of this film were created in 1973.

Images from these films are published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, "Cubic Limit", Galerie Weiller, Paris, 1975"

Experimenting with computer generated films




Other works from Cubic Limit I, 1974 - 1975






To be continued ....


In the meantime, these works can be seen on this website here


These works are published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, "Cubic Limit", Galerie Weiller, Paris, 1975"





Works from Cubic Limit II which use the 12 lines of the cube as an alphabet, 1975 - 1976






To be continued ....


In the meantime, these works can be seen on this website here.



These works are published in the catalog: "Manfred Mohr, "Dessins Génératifs - Cubic Limit II", Galerie Weiller, Paris, October 1977







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