VASARELY "TAIRE" SERIGRAPH, 1978
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) is considered as the father of the Op Art movement.
"Op Art" is an abbreviation for 'Optical Art'.
Typically the best examples of this genre display hypnotic abstract patterns that seem to be in motion. Other works suggest depths of field made from detailed arrangements of forms and colors.
The work is flat but the patterns suggest three-dimensional creations.
"Op Art" developed at the same time as "Pop Art" - together they epitomize the progress and aesthetic of the 1960's.
This is an interesting example of Vasarely's iconic geometric compositions where the artist is challenging his usual scale and density. In "Taire" the forms are quite simple and the overall arrangement suggests deconstruction.
Notice the shadowed standing squares that encircle the red center of the artwork. Vasarely expresses how depth is perceived by simply adjusting color on the side of a shape.
Contrast this more Modernist composition and palette to "Bator" from the same period with its futuristic vibe.
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From an edition of 250.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Very good condition.