Op Art - modern art like Pop Art Op Art’s primary goal...

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Op Art: (1950 - 1965) Op Art relies on optical illusions and is sometimes called optical art or retinal art. Op painters and  sculptors used geometric designs in order to create feelings of movement or vibration, sometimes in  vibrant colors and other times in simply black and white. The movement had its origins in the work of  Victor Vasarely, who created tessellations and work with shocking perspectives. It also developed from  the Abstract Expressionist movement that discredited the importance of subject matter. The term was  coined in 1964 by Time magazine. A major Op Art exhibit in 1965, titled “The Responsive Eye,” caught the  public interest. As a result, the style began appearing in print, television, advertising, album art, fashion,  and interior decorating. Despite Op Art’s popularity, it never became a full-fledged mass movement of 
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Unformatted text preview: modern art like Pop Art. Op Art’s primary goal was to fool the eye. Works were composed to create the illusion of movement, although all Op Art pieces were flat and two-dimensional. Based on geometry, Op Art is almost completely non-representational. The color, line, and shapes were chosen for the purposes of illusion and not to evoke any emotion or mood. Colors and perspective and chosen carefully to achieve the desired effect, and both positive and negative spaces are of equal importance in the composition. Artists: (biography & artworks) Lohse, Richard Paul - 1902 - 1988 Mack, Heinz - - Riley, Bridget - 1931 - Vasarely, Victor - 1908 - 1997 Lohse, Richard Paul - 1902 - 1988 Mack, Heinz - - Riley, Bridget - 1931 - Vasarely, Victor - 1908 - 1997...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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