Color, Texture, and Geometry

Vincent J. Matsko
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 205–210


What distinguishes computer-generated art from other art genres? The ease of changing color palettes allows for experimentation not possible with conventional pigments. Randomness of color and size of thousands of individual geometrical objects produces textures which would be difficult to produce otherwise. Finally, the use of vector graphics allows for explorations with scale and size not possible with a physical canvas. Careful integration of color, texture, and geometry results in images clearly belonging to the realm of computer-generated art.