Frieder Nake is a mathematician, computer scientist, and pioneer of computer art. Hommage à Paul Klee was created from a plotter drawing using a computer program written by Nake. It is based on a painting by Paul Klee, entitled High Roads and Byroads, dated 1929. Nake took Klee’s exploration of proportion and the relationship between the vertical and horizontal lines of the painting as the starting point for his algorithm. Nake then generated the drawing using a pen plotter (at this time, computers had no screen on which the image could be visualized). By deliberately writing random variables into the process, Nake also allowed the computer to make certain choices within a given number of options.

Part of the Generative Art Recoded Project this series contains 100 images generated with a Processing sketch that recodes the original artwork of Nake. The artworks of the series are available for sale:

  1. Choose your favorite image. Images are numbered from top to bottom, left to right, with numbers from 1 to 100. Each image is unique and will be sold only once. All images are available both in JPG and SVG
  2. Choose the gallery where you want the artwork to be tokenized among SuperRare, KnownOrigin, MakersPlace, and OpenSea
  3. Make an offer in cryptocurrency or fiat money
  4. If the offer is accepted, I’ll tokenize and transfer the artwork in your wallet