Algorithmic Fine Art: Composing a Visual Arts Score

  • Roman VerostkoEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)


This article is by a pioneer of algorithmic art who was born in 1929 in the coal fields of eastern United States. For over 40 years he worked with pure visual forms ranging from controlled constructions with highly studied colour behaviour to spontaneous brush strokes üand automatic drawing. With the advent of computers, he began composing algorithms for generating works that opened a vast array of pure form, an uncharted frontier of unseen worlds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SydneyAustralia

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