Sunday, July 14, 2013

Art / Poem / Numbers

Poem 25 (elementary)     by Kurt Schwitters (1923)

25
25, 25, 26
26, 26, 27
27, 27, 28
28, 28, 29
31, 33, 35, 37, 39
42, 44, 46, 48, 52
53
9, 9, 9
54
8, 8, 8
55
7, 7, 7
56 
 6, 6, 6
3/46
57
5, 5, 5
2/35
58
4, 4, 4
1/24
59
4, 4, 4
1/24
25
4, 4, 4
1/24
4, 4, 4
1/24
4, 4
4
4
4


Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was a German painter, well known for his collages, Merz Pictures. I have found this poem in a footnote in Numerals: 1924-1977 by Ranier F Crone (Yale University Art Gallery, 1978).  Another of my recent share-worthy finds is this blog, Cocktail Party Phyiscs, by science writer Jennifer Ouellette.

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