Vera Molnar, Hommage à Monet (étude), 20 x 29 cm, 1983, DAM Berlin
Vera Molnar’s early plotter drawings are widely known – printed on faded paper and sprocket holes on each side, they are often precisely dated and labelled with “Job for Molnar”. The drum plotter by Benson that was used by Molnar for over ten years had some distinct disadvantages. For instance, it was impossible to create a precise line drawing with filled-in forms. Her first flatbed plotter was installed by Molnar at her home around the early 1980s. This allowed for her to use better paper that was now being placed flat on the plotter’s desk instead of unwinding from a reel. It also enabled her to properly fill in geometrical shapes with thin lines.
The 1980s is dedicated to these new aesthetic possibilities resulting therefrom, shedding more light on this part of her extensive oeuvre that has since been included in many exhibitions but was rarely addressed as an independent body of Molnar’s work. As a result, we were able to discover some unpublished drawings.