Monday, March 12, 2007

Moura: animal art

From: Leonel Moura
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:20:47 +0000

Just as documentation

...Congo at work

A painting

"Congo, who deserves to be called the Picasso of the great apes, was responsible for nearly 400 (paintings). Although most of the efforts consisted of scribbling, the patterns were far from random. Lines and smudges were spread over a blank page outward from a centrally located figure. When a drawing was started on one side of a blank page the chimpanzee usually shifted to the opposite side to offset it. With time the calligraphy became bolder, starting with simple lines and progressing to more complicated multiple scribbles. Congo’s patterns progressed along approximately the same developmental path as those of very young human children. "
in E.O.Wilson (1975), Sociobiology : the new synthesis

I see many similarities with my artbots. In particular with the first ones:

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