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A Wise Old Man by Kamengeri's Rock

“Someone told the King that Kamengeri was exchanging goats. The King called him to his palace and said: ‘If you were me and someone betrayed you, what would you do?’

Kamengeri replied: ‘I would tell the people to heat a rock with wood until it becomes red. And then I would burn that person.’  ‘Well’, said the King…

It took one month to make the rock glow red with heat.”

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A. Michael Noll

A. Michael Noll 1949-

Computer Composition with Lines



Museum number: E.35-2011 

This is a photographic print of a computer-generated image created by A. Michael Noll in 1964, at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey. The artist has stated that "This work closely mimics the painting ‘Composition with Lines’ by Piet Mondrian. When reproductions of both works were shown to 100 people, the majority preferred the computer version and believed it was done by Mondrian."

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/ A. Michael Noll. Copyright: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International)


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