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Victor Vasarely, ‘Alom (Rêve)’, 1966, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Victor Vasarely

Alom (Rêve), 1966

Collage on plywood
99 1/5 × 99 1/5 in
252 × 252 cm
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Exhibition history
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Humlebaek

Collection: Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musée national d'art moderne /Centre de création industrielle

Medium
Mixed Media
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Victor Vasarely
Hungarian-French, 1906–1997
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Considered one of the progenitors of Op Art for his optically complex and illusionistic paintings, Victor Vasarely spent the course of a long, critically acclaimed career seeking, and arguing for, an approach to art making that was deeply social. He placed primary importance on the development of an engaging, accessible visual language that could be universally understood—this language, for Vasarely, was geometric abstraction, more commonly known as Op Art. Through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors, and shading, he created eye-popping paintings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. More than pleasing tricks for the eye, Vasarely insisted, “pure form and pure color can signify the world.”

Victor Vasarely, ‘Alom (Rêve)’, 1966, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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About the work
Exhibition history
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Humlebaek

Collection: Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musée national d'art moderne /Centre de création industrielle

Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Image provided by Louisiana Museum of Art
Victor Vasarely
Hungarian-French, 1906–1997
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Considered one of the progenitors of Op Art for his optically complex and illusionistic paintings, Victor Vasarely spent the course of a long, critically acclaimed career seeking, and arguing for, an approach to art making that was deeply social. He placed primary importance on the development of an engaging, accessible visual language that could be universally understood—this language, for Vasarely, was geometric abstraction, more commonly known as Op Art. Through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors, and shading, he created eye-popping paintings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. More than pleasing tricks for the eye, Vasarely insisted, “pure form and pure color can signify the world.”

Victor Vasarely

Alom (Rêve), 1966

Collage on plywood
99 1/5 × 99 1/5 in
252 × 252 cm
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