Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art.
Oscillon 40, by Ben Laposky, 1952. The artist used an oscilloscope to manipulate electronic waves on a small screen.
(via Wikimedia Commons)
A digital rendering of a pin-up girl, made by an IBM programmer at a SAGE Direction Center in the late 1950s. These centers were powered by the 250-ton IBM AN/FSQ-7.
After Paul Cézanne:
After Albrecht Dürer:
After Paul Klee:
(via Csuri Project)
Studies in Perception, a reclining nude of the dancer Deborah Hay, by Leon D. Harmon and Kenneth C. Knowlton, 1966
(via Digital Art Museum)
Edward Zajec: RAM compositions from 1969, done on an IBM 1620
(via Atari Archives)