Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master

by Jim Dittmann
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Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master

By: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

December 1, 2018 – February 24, 2019

The world-renowned father of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely created three-dimensional experiences via two-dimensional artworks featuring bold colors and geometric shapes. With an “art for all” motto, Vasarely advocated for democratizing art by producing multiples and screen-prints and by integrating art into architecture and public spaces. His innovative use of optical illusions became popular in the 1960s and 70s, when Op Art permeated everyday life through design, advertisements, and architecture. Vasarely’s explorations of visual perception and spatial relationships are a source of inspiration for those interested in art, computer programming, architecture, and more.

From the collection of Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, and organized by PAN Art Connections, Inc., this One Source Traveling Exhibition comprises more than 150 Vasarely serigraphs, lithographs, gouache paintings, and drawings.

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support the exhibition and programs. BMO Harris Bank is the presenting sponsor of Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master. Educational support comes from Peter and Nancy Hessert. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.


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