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Victor Vasarely
Victor Vasarely, Koer, Acrylic on canvas, 1974

1974

$115,000

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The artwork is signed on the front, signed and dated on the back, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity delivered by Pierre Vasarely. Born in 1907 in Pécs, Austria-Hungary, Vasarely enrolled at the Műhely (workshop) school, the local Budapest version of the Bauhaus, in 1918. The school was run by the artist and graphic designer Sándor Bortnyik. After two years of studying with Bortnyik, Vasarely moved to Paris and began a career as a graphic designer. He then laid the foundations of Opt Art, which flourished in the mid-1950s. This iconic genre of Vasarely's work, better known to the general public under its full name of Optical Art, consists of playing with a reduced number of shapes and colors to create illusions of methodical and scientific optics. At the time of the technical reproducibility of the work of art, Vasarely aspires to give a mathematical basis to his art. His varied productions - paintings, multiples, commercials, architectural projects - give an account of this approach associating rationality and creation. Anchored in the economic and social context of the years 1960-1970, the artist also illustrates the major societal changes by appropriating advertising and the mass media, a decidedly modern bias. Thanks to his pop abstractions, Vasarely becomes a major figure of popular culture and embodies the imagination of the Thirties Glorious.

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  • Creator
    Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997, French, Hungarian)
  • Creation Year
    1974
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.4 in. (89.92 cm)Width: 35.4 in. (89.92 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU161328865722

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About the Artist

Victor Vasarely

Widely considered the grandfather of Op art, the French-Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely (1906–97) created eye-popping geometric abstractions that play with the viewer’s perception of depth, perspective and motion. A classic example is the 1937 Zebra, which consists of undulating black and white stripes that suggest the form of the titular animal through optical trickery. The work is often credited as the earliest Op art painting.Such illusions were more than pleasing tricks for Vasarely, who insisted that “pure form and pure color can signify the world.” He wanted to “democratize” art by producing works in large editions at reasonable prices that were understandable across national and cultural boundaries. In the 1960s, he developed an alphabet plastique, or fine art alphabet, consisting of elementary visual building blocks that could be used in endless combinations to create original compositions. By employing this universal visual vocabulary and stripping away topical references, he sought to create what he called a “Planetary Folklore.”Embodying Vasarely’s singular belief that art should serve a social function, accessible to all, these innovations may perhaps be his greatest contribution to 20th-century art.Find a collection of Victor Vasarely prints, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.
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