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What year did Lillian Shwartz complete her Pixillation piece and where did you find...

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slingboy03 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 15, 2011 at 9:13 AM via web

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What year did Lillian Shwartz complete her Pixillation piece and where did you find your information?

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She made one of the first digitally created films to be shown as a work of art, Pixillation, which shows diagonal red squares and other shapes such as cones and pyramids on black on white backgrounds.

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psmortimer | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM (Answer #1)

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Pixillation was introduced by Lillian F. Schwartz in 1970. It is listed on her website, www.lillian.com. See the link below. It is also tagged with the following: 1970, Color, Animation, Sound, hand painted, special effects, editing techniques, special effects.


The piece was commissioned by AT&T and is part of the collection at the Modern Museum of Art. Its awards include the Red Ribbon Award for Special Effects from The National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences; The Smithsonian Institution and The United States Department of Commerce, and Travel Services for Man & His World at the Montreal Expo 1971.


Roger Greenspun of the New York Times wrote: “With computer-produced images and Moog-synthesized sound Pixillation is in a sense an introduction to the electronics lab. But its forms are always handsome, its colors bright and appealing, its rhythms complex and inventive.”


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