This week I went to the SFMOMA for the first time. It’s great! I spent hours there and felt like I had to rush to see even a fraction of the collection. One of the pieces that really struck me was Gerhard Richter’s massive 1974 painting “256 Colors” (or “256 Farben” in his original German). I took a picture of it there:
Anyway, that sounded like fun, so I’ve put together a small script that creates paintings that look a bit like “256 Colors.” Here’s one that it made:
And naturally, I’ve made a Twitter bot that posts them twice a day: @256farben. Follow along for two daily reminders of the beauty of randomness.