Truly Virtual Web Art Museum presents
Two Art Theorists & Their Artwork

Herbert W. Franke

Herbert W. Franke

Selected pictures of different order classes and various complexity -    All art works are offers for perception. The goal of perception (and especially the apperception - perception data which come in the consciousness) is searching for the meaning of the received stimulus patterns. This neuronal process is also relevant for the confrontation with a work of art. The positive emotion resulting from the successful interpretation is an important base for the positive emotions caused by artworks. A second important effect is the positive or negative feelings due through semantic associations. A higher degree of order reduces the time for perception, and a higher degree of complexity extends the time for perception. For most daily stimuli patterns, the perception time is very short, but an artwork should evoke longer viewing occupation time. This is the reason that most artworks have a more complicated structure, with help of combinations of different (but together related) classes of meaning, on different association levels, syntactic and semantic. - During viewing these pictures observe your own reactions and estimate how you have more and more success by finding relations and interpretations.

 Franke Exhibit 2 (more works of the artist since 1950s)




Random Belts, 1985





Polyedric Cage, 2003





2D Cell Automat, 1995





Skyline, 1991





Space Construction, 1985





Eye, 1985





Fourier Transform, 1985





Algebraic Ornament, 1985






Flight Object, 2002





Mona Lisa, 1985





Projektionen/Rotationen, 1970/1971





1D Cell Automat, ~1992


     Franke Exhibit 2          Back to Show Entry         Back to Museum Entry