Victor Vasarely

1908–1997

Victor Vasarely, ‘Supernovae’ 1959–61
Supernovae 1959–61
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Victor Vasarely (French: [viktɔʁ vazaʁəli]; Hungarian: [ˈviktor ˈvɒzɒrɛlːi]; born Vásárhelyi Győző [ˈvaːʃaːrhɛji ˈɟøːzøː]; ( 1906-04-09)9 April 1906 – ( 1997-03-15)15 March 1997), was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the op art movement.

His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art.

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Op art

Op art was a major development of painting in the 1960s that used geometric forms to create optical effects

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