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Colored marker on art-board. 24 x 24 inches.
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NYC Gallery Exhibition

A celebration of mathematical beauty.

M.C Escher and Frank Oppenheimer are counted among the many fans of the Ivan Moscovich's Harmonograms, but the images enjoy near universal appeal. The bright colors fascinate the casual passerby, the geometric forms draw in the curious observer, and the intricate patterns reward deeper appreciation with a kaleidoscopic meditation on the nature of cycles, detail and mastery.


Ivan Moscovich

Ivan Moscovich is a designer and commercial developer of puzzles, games, toys, and educational aids. He has written many books and is internationally recognized in the toys industry as an innovative inventor. He is a survivor of the Holocaust and the founder of Israel's Museum of Science and Technology in Tel Aviv. Ivan is currently 95 years old and still creating new works.

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Origin Netherlands
Dimensions 24 x 24 Inches
Material Paper (frame not included)

This Harmonogram was created by Ivan Moscovich in his home studio using an elaborate double-pendulum drawing mechanism of his own design.

Artist, inventor, author and Holocaust survivor, Moscovich patented his Harmonograph in 1967 and slowly honed the precise techniques required to master his innovative "cybernetic" approach to drawing. The machine produces two-dimensional oscillations which mathematicians refer to as Lissajous figures. Through variations of color, shape and composition, Moscovich was able to achieve a striking visual diversity in his images. The drawing process was time-consuming and required extensive experimentation to execute each concept successfully. For this reason, the artist never produced copies of his works.

Each signed Moscovich Harmonogram is unique in the truest sense of the word, there is no other like it.

Colored marker on art-board. 24 x 24 inches.

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