Victor Vasarely


    • Male
    • Op art
    • Painter

    About the artist

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    Vásárhelyi Gy?z?, known as Victor Vasarely (Pécs, Hungary, on April 9, 1906 - France, on March 15, 1997) was an artist that has been often considered as the father of op art

    Began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after the two-year-old. She was then interested by abstract art and the school of Muheely (principles of the Bauhaus), founded in Budapest (Hungary) by a student of the Bauhaus. They attracted him to Mondrian and Malevich and he became interested in astronomy.

    Moved to Paris at the beginning of the 1930's and there worked as a graphic designer. In this city develops its first work, Zebra, which is today considered the first work of Op art. During the following two decades, Vasarely developed its own model of geometric abstract art, with optical effects of movement, ambiguity of forms and perspectives, and unstable images. It used different materials but using a minimum number of shapes and colors. Had consideration for painting measured, quiet, serene and rational (networks, frames).

    Despite this apparent monotony, has a long evolution and different stages in his artistic production:
    -will try to give their artistic experiences an exact, scientific basis and theoretical.
    -1929-1939: advertising works with optical effects
    -1939-1948: "period" prior to Op Art. investigations
    -1948: "Abstraction Memetics"
    -1948-1958: "period/white: considers them the best colors to transcend through photography, and why they are the best to get the post - retinal effect." ((There are 3 types of works:
    A) Fotografismos: photographs and drawings that expands B) kinetic Profundas: on plastic (perspex) planks painted and juxtaposed to leaving a small distance. (C) black and white plastic units: square, Rhombus, circle and ellipse.
    -1959-1964: "Planetary Folklore"
    -1964: "homage to the Hexagon"
    -Last period: "period of the series" C.T.A.: name of waves that produce planets and stars, circles and colors, silver, gold and shaded.

    His work gave him international fame and received several awards prestigious.
    in 1976 created an architectural research center in Aix-en-Provence and two "didactic" Museum Vasarely, Gordes where was taken by Jean Deyrolle (1970) and Hungary in Pecs (1976). He died at the age of 91.

    In Hungary-Vasarely Museum contains an important collection of his works, as well as many other artists of Hungarian origin who have worked abroad. He is the father of the artist Yvaral, author of works of that same style.

    Source: Wikipedia