Victor Vasarely | the artist




The artist Victor Vasarely
Born Apr 9 1906, Pecs, Hungary.
Died March 15 1997 Paris, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Der Kaiserring, Printmakers, Op Art Optical Art, Documenta Kassel, Sydney Biennale, Geometric abstraction,

Vasarely is widely regarded as the father of Op-Art. He is a French Hungarian who was not only a great optical artist, but he is also known as the father of optical art. His pieces of art set the ground for later optical artists and are known as some of the best.


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Vasarely is widely regarded as the father of Op-Art. He is a major master of 20th century art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of many important museums around the world…
Victor Vasarely is a unique artist in the history of twentieth century art. Famous during his lifetime, he distinguished himself from contemporary art with the creation of a new movement: optical art. The evolution of his life of work is inherently coherent, progressing from graphic art to the artistís determination to promote a social art that is accessible to all.
Works in the Tate collection
MEH2, from the series of eight prints Homage to the Hexagon
Hirshhorn collection
Vasarely did many types of art in his early works he experimented with textures, perspective, light, and shadow. These experiments led him to draw zebras and many other things. His next phase in art was using cubistic, futuristic, expressionistic, symbolistic, and surrealistic styles of painting. These styles did not interest him and in the end he said that he was on the wrong track…


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