Short for Mechanical Art, it was a movement that surfaced in 1963, uniting a handful of artists including Gianni Bertini, Pol Bury, Mimmo Rotella, and Alain Jacquet. They employed photographic methods to transfer to canvas a composition or collage with an iconography taken directly from magazines. This method was a process of reproducing mechanical images through painterly means and enabled its practitioners to produce numerous versions of the same picture, dealing a decisive blow to the notion of an ???original work???. Source: Archivio Gianni Bertini: