Victor Vasarely, ‘Prividje’, 1952, Painting, Oil on board laid on wood, Il Ponte
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Victor Vasarely

Prividje, 1952

Oil on board laid on wood
12 1/5 × 10 4/5 in
31 × 27.5 cm
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Signed lower in the center. Signed, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse
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, ‘Prividje’, 1952, Painting, Oil on board laid on wood, Il Ponte
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Signed lower in the center. Signed, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse
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

Prividje, 1952

Oil on board laid on wood
12 1/5 × 10 4/5 in
31 × 27.5 cm
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