Tag Archives: visuals

Animated Manet

A wonky gif made from eight copies of the bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé’s “L’après-midi d’un faune”, taken from photos in various online auction catalogues. Manet hand-tinted his own zincograph illustration, and the animation brings out the variation in his brushwork.

[Animated gif file of eight copies of Édouard Manet's bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé's "L'Après-midi d'un faune".  A zincograph image of lily leaves with pink watercolour wash added by hand by Manet himself.  Copies dedicated to Geneviève Mallarmé, William Rossetti, Stéphane Mallarmé, José Maria de Heredia, Paul Gaugin.]

Unsorted visuals 1993-96

I’ve posted a zip file here of my old fractal visuals from the 1990s.  Most of these were generated by a subverted Mandelbrot program (first version written in QBASIC, later versions in Turbo PASCAL). A few were subjected to image-processing by a cellular automaton, again written in BASIC, and some others were generated by programs I’ve since forgotten all about. A number of the images were published (sometimes with black/white inversion, and with various rotations), notably in the Writers Forum booklet iter atur e (1995).