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.



Tanz der Elektronen, 1961/1962





Raumstudie 1287, 1955





Raumstudie 1289, 1955





Elektronische Grafik, 1956





Moiré (gem. mit Andreas Hübner), ~ 1954





2D–Zellularer Automat, ~1992






                                          Mathematische Landschaft, (gem. mit Horst Helbig), 1979 - 1992                                               






Downtown, (gem. mit Horst Helbig), 1979 - 1992






Schlinge (gem. mit Andreas Hübner), 1953-1955







Fourier (gem. mit Horst Helbig), 1979 - 1992





Trauben, ~1955





1D Cell Automat, ~1992





Bananen, transparent, ~1955





Bananen, ~1980






Quadrate (Art Meets Sciene), 1967





Projektionen/Rotationen, 1970/1971






Cave Impression, 2004







    Verzahnung, 2001/2002





Grafischer Wald, ~2007


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