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impossible cathedrals #400


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created bypepe__xyz

owned bysrice

impossible cathedrals #400




Project #3627 — iteration #400

Minted on December 17, 2021 at 17:11

When the Impressionists first exhibited their work, they derided as lunatics by the art establishment. The vitriol then -- "wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape" (referring to Impression: sunrise by Monet) -- reminds me of criticism that generative art, and the NFT world more generally, are subject to now. "Impossible cathedrals" is a tribute to rebels who dare to see the world differently.

Since generative art is often criticized as cold and austere, I took this as a challenge to reproduce the spirit of impressionism. Impossible cathedrals -- interwoven arches that cannot exist in reality -- hint at some of the favorite subjects of the impressionists.

The title alludes to Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, a rebel in another context. Other artists who I had in mind during creation: the Japanese woodblock printing artists Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida; American painter JAM Whistler.

Impossible cathedrals was written in p5.js using elements of code by eeedg (thanks)

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Features


TimeMorning
73.8%
Number of columns7
3.8%
Number of arches5
4.5%
PaletteSapphire
13.6%
BrushStar
29.8%

Features


TimeMorning
73.8%
Number of columns7
3.8%
Number of arches5
4.5%
PaletteSapphire
13.6%
BrushStar
29.8%