1968-10-00-0120
 

sketchbook VII 'exakte bladen'

catalogue number: hdv 1968.014.7a-v
date created: 1968-1969
classification: works on paper
work type: drawing series, sketchbook
medium: 22 drawings in sketchbook with soft covers
see also 'extended description'
dimensions: 29.7 × 42 cm (motif size 28 × 40 cm)
signature and inscriptions: titled 'exakte bladen' and numbered 'VII' and inscribed 'the alternative society' on the front (ink)
dedicated 'voor susanne / 1-11-75 eschenau / susanne jacob' on the reverse of the cover (pencil)
each drawing titled 'a.r.' [except v68-151 and 152 titled 'random verkenning v.h. vlak vanuit één zijde'], signed, dated/work number and numbered on the reverse (pencil); annotations and sketches on the last page
edition:
current repository: collection Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
current repository number: DKM Gr. 1011, 7
collecting history: acquired directly from the artist
related works:
comment:
photo/scan: courtesy Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
extended description
I. [v68-151] starting from 1 cm below the top a line connects a random selected point and back to the top 1 cm to the right etc.; black ink on blue graph paper
II. [v68-152] starting from 1 cm below the top on the left side, a black ink line connects a random selected point and back to the left side 1 cm below etc. [program as v68-151]; black ink on blue graph paper
III. [v68-153] 8 elements (crosses) arranged with at random number (0-50 → 8), place and size (2, 4, 6, 8 cm); black ink on blue graph paper
IV. [v68-154] 24 elements (crosses) arranged with at random number (0-50 → 24), place and size (2, 4, 6, 8 cm) [program as v68-153]; black ink on blue graph paper
V. [v68-155] horizontal lines at 0.5 cm distance with at random start and length; black ink on blue graph paper
VI. [v68-158] horizontal lines at 0.5 cm distance with at random start and length (the program is vertically repeated) [program v68-155 + vertically repeated]; black ink on blue graph paper
VII. [v68-202] parallel lines at a distance of 0.5 cm with position (horizontal/vertical), length and number of lines per group at random [touching of he sides not allowed]; black ink on blue graph paper
VIII. [v68-203] 21 numbers randomly selected and arranged at random; the surface is divided in 8 vertical areas (width 5 cm) and calculated the average of the figures in these areas and the result of these calculations placed as dots and squares; black ink and rub-off numbers on blue graph paper
IX. [v68-204] 10 lines starting from the upper edge change direction (horizontal/vertical) at randomly selected points; black ink on blue graph paper
X. [v68-205a] 31 points (selected from 20-100) arranged at random and connected by lines in chronological order; black ink on blue graph paper
XI. [v68-205b] 21 points (selected from 20-100) arranged at random and connected by lines in chronological order [program as v68-205a]; black ink on blue graph paper
XII. [v68-205c] 11 points (selected from 20-100) arranged at random and connected by lines in chronological order [program as v68-205a]; black ink on blue graph paper
XIII. [v68-206] 27 dots arranged with at random selection of number (0-100 → 27), place and size (in 5 sizes); black ink on blue graph paper
XIV. [v68-219] 4 lines arranged with at random selection of number (2-100 → 4) and colour and the connecting points on the upper and lower side; black and red ink on blue graph paper
XV. [v68-220] 42 lines arranged with at random selection of number (2-100 → 42) and colour and the connecting points on the upper and lower side [program as v68-219]; black and red ink on blue graph paper
XVI. [v68-223] at random place and choice between lines (between 2 randomly selected points) or dots (in 5 sizes); black ink on blue graph paper
XVII. [v69-52] starting a line from a randomly selected point with at random choice of length and direction, continued by another line with at random length and direction (the number of lines is at random); black ink with graphite pencil on blue graph paper
XVIII. [v69-53] rectangles drawn at random and inside the rectangles dots are arranged with at random place, number and size (5 sizes); black ink with graphite pencil on blue graph paper
XIX. [v69-54] circles drawn with a diameter of 10 cm and inside the circles dots are arranged with at random selection of place, number and size (5 sizes); black ink with graphite pencil on blue graph paper
XX. [v69-57] on the intersections of a 3 × 3 cm square grid dots are arranged with at random selection of place and size (5 sizes); black ink on blue graph paper
XXI. [v69-58] inside the squares of a 5 × 5 cm grid lines with at random length (1-5 cm) and direction (10° - 360°); black ink on blue graph paper
XXII. [v69-59] on the intersections of the lines of a 5 × 5 cm grid circles are drawn with at random diameter (1-4 cm); black ink on blue graph paper
exhibition history
1980 'herman de vries. werken 1954-1980', Groninger Museum, Groningen
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) image of V68-203 repr. on p. 99 (top), 148 (catalogue number 2.22).