Amy Beck from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum joins Molly Koweek in studio to discuss a new exhibit, open from Dec. 1 to Feb. 24.
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. Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master, from the collection of Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, comprises more than 150 Vasarely serigraphs, lithographs, gouache paintings, and drawings. Vasarely’s explorations of visual perception and spatial relationships are a source of inspiration for those interested in art, computer programming, architecture, and more.
Art 101/Hands-on Art: Op Art Exploration
Thursday, December 6 5:30 – 7 pm
Learn from a Museum educator how to re-create Op Art-inspired images for notecards, illustrations, and more. Create bold optical illusions, drawing from your imagination, fueled by artwork in the galleries.