Victor Vasarely – The Birth of Op Art

Victor Vasarely – The Birth of Op Art
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Victor Vasarely - The Birth of Op Art
196 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
29 x 22 cm
1,147 kg

Official catalogue to the monographic exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid devoted to Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997), one of the principal exponents of Op Art.

The objective of this monographic exhibition catalogue, which centres on the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts - Vasarely Museum in Budapest, is to provide a comprehensive overview of the life and works of the artist Victor Vasarely, who was born in Hungary but produced his greatest artistic accomplishments in France.

The book covers every major creative period of Vasarely's career and places his artistic progress in a chronological context. The territory occupied by Victor Vasarely in the development of post-war geometric abstraction is clearly marked out in the works; readers can study the emergence and fruition of Op Art, the distinctive movement that is generally regarded as the peak of Vasarely's Å“uvre, and also gain insight into the experiments Vasarely conducted, following his own principles and theoretical methods, into how to integrate art more completely into society.