Part of the Alan Turing Series of Commemorative Portraits.*
This artwork is a surreal pop art composition. The Fibonacci curves represent the apple (possibly) responsible for his cause of death and obviously also references the famous surreal painting by French artist René Magritte: Le fils de l'homme (The Son of Man).
This particular artwork went on to inspire a large (still ongoing) series of abstract Fibonacci compositions... as I went off on a tangent....
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper:Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1: Vertical 8.3" x 11.7" ((21.0 x 29.7)A4 (unsigned, useful as a test print before ordering a larger edition)
Size 2: Vertical 11.7" x 16.5" (29.7 x 42 cms)A3
Size 3: Vertical16.5" x 23.4" (42 x 59.4 cms)A2
Size 4: Vertical 23.4" x 33.1" (59.4 x 84.1cm)A1
Size 5: Square 16 x 16 inches
Size 6: Square20 x 20 inches
Size 7: Square23 x 23 inches
Size 8: Square30 x 30 inches
All Sizes 2-8:Editions of 25
Size 1:Open Edition Print
Image at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
Check out the close-up details for a better idea of the final image.
NB: All Sizes (2-8) are Gallery Editions of 25 unless otherwise stated, hand-signed by the artist personally (on the front)* and include unique Certificates of Authenticity.
*Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The 'Turing test' is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.
Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, when such acts were still criminalised in the UK. He accepted treatment with oestrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death a suicide; his mother and some others believed it was accidental. On 10 September 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated." The Queen granted him a posthumous pardon on 24 December 2013.
Artist: Stewart aka Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective
**Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane - Signed as StewartHR (Apart from the A4 Open Edition)
Extremely flattered to be included in the Saatchi Blog 'Art We Love' A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use Explained: LinkHERE