Verena Lowensburg was a Swiss painter and graphic designer, assocciated with the concrete art movement. I came across some of her work while searching for pieces by Richard Paul Lohse.
Again I’ve selected some pieces and attempted to draw them procedurally.
Spiral of circles and semi-circles
Based on Verena Loewensburg’s Unititled, 1953
The piece was constructed from circles and semi-circles arranged around 5 concentric rectangles drawn from the inside-out. The lines of the rectangles are drawn in a specific order. The size of each circle seems only to be related to the size of it’s rectangle. If a placed circle would overlap an existing circle then it is drawn as a semi-circle
Again based on Verena Loewensburg’s Unititled, 1953
Here I took the palette of another one of Verena’s works.
Based on Verena Loewensburg’s Untitled, 1971
The original piece reminded me of snake video game.
Rotating Red Square
Based on Verena Loewensburg’s Untitled, 1967
This abstract piece was a rotated red square between blue and green squares.
Multi-coloured Concentric Circles
Based on Verena Loewensburg’s Untitled, 1972
This piece is made up of overlapping concentric circles with the bottom set clipped with a rectangle. region. The shape and colour remind me a little of the Mozilla Firefox logo.
Each image was procedurally generated using the Windows Forms graphics API inside an F# script. Typically a parameterized function is used to draw a specific frame to a bitmap which can be saved out to a an animated gif.
I guess you could think of each piece as a coding kata.