Part of my Alan Turing Series of Commemorative Portraits: New 23.5 inch Square Edition
This artwork is a collage of equations, binary code, fibanacci numbers and pattern formations based on his experimental work on the Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis plus notes from Alan Turing's life. The background is a Pop Art Mondrian/Bauhaus inspired Abstracted Geometric Rainbow Coloured British Union Flag and is part of a brand new ongoing series for 2016. The series will be released as several different editions including a large 40 inch Square Edition of only 2. Please contact for more information.
This series is extremely complex and really needs to be seen close up to appreciate the different textures and fine detail. Please check out the additional images and zoom in to get a better idea of the artwork's composition.
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.
• Type: Fine-Art Print
• Medium: Giclée
• Materials: 100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photorag
• Edition: 23.5"x23.5"
• Images are at approx. 85% paper size
• This artwork is sold unframed
• From a limited edition of only 20
• Signed, accredited and numbered by the artist
• All artwork includes Certificates of Authenticity
Artwork is shipped rolled in a secure tube.
100% Cotton Fine Art Paper - Hahnemuhle 308gsm Fine-Art Giclée