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Victor Vasarely

Ujjain-C, 1959

Gouache on paper
16 1/10 × 12 1/5 in
41 × 31 cm
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Leclere

41 x 31 cm; 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in

Annotated in felt «L’avant projet» (Preliminary draft) on the bottom …

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41 x 31 cm; 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in

Annotated in felt «L’avant projet» (Preliminary draft) on the bottom margin Provenance: - Galerie Pascal Laîné, Gordes - Private collection The authenticity of this work was kindly confirmed by Mr. Pierre Vasarely

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Signed lower right
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.”

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About the work
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Leclere

41 x 31 cm; 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in

Annotated in felt «L’avant projet» (Preliminary draft) on the bottom …

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41 x 31 cm; 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in

Annotated in felt «L’avant projet» (Preliminary draft) on the bottom margin Provenance: - Galerie Pascal Laîné, Gordes - Private collection The authenticity of this work was kindly confirmed by Mr. Pierre Vasarely

Signature
Signed lower right
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

Ujjain-C, 1959

Gouache on paper
16 1/10 × 12 1/5 in
41 × 31 cm
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