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by Tony Karp
I'm about to publish a book about my work. It's called "Techno-Impressionism, Art and Technology."More about the book in future posts In the meantime here's a preview of some of the words and pictures.
In Divisionism, an image is divided into shapes, each with a single tone or color. Divisionism flattens color and space into solid forms, yielding a new visual language.When viewed close-up, the breakdown of the image into shapes can be clearly seen, but when viewed from a distance, details from the original image mysteriously appear. You will see a number of different impressions, depending on the viewing distance. And, as with Impressionism, each viewer will see their own unique versions of the picture.Note that in Divisionism, the picture is divided into shapes based on the image itself. These can be areas that have the same color or tone. Different methods of dividing yield shapes with more or less detail, sharp or smoothed edges, and varying sets of colors, but always derived from the original image. In some pictures, the shapes are floated above the canvas to give a three-dimensional effect. In other pictures, the shapes may be outlined so their shape is apparent.
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