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Optical Art

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Sarah Taekman

on 3 February 2013

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Optical Art By What is optical art? Where do I usually
see it? What does this even have to do
with math? Sarah Taekman, Thilini Weerakkody,
Blake Johnson, Thais Terrien Due to mathematical composition,
paintings can seem to be moving or
breathing Who started it? Op Art is pretty new Victor Vasarely started toying with geometric shapes and black and white from 1951-1959. His work was shown at an exhibition, "The Responsive Eye (1965)" and made him and his art style famous. TIME Magazine dubbed him "father of Op Art." It was popular for advertising in the 1960's and eventually gave way to tie-dye, but is now making some reappearances in textiles. "Raura" by Victor Vaserely Bridget Riley Victor Vasarely Josef Albers Started with geometric shapes Became the #1 Optical Artist in England Took inspiration in Egyptian art Still alive today! Born in Norwood, South London in 1931 She first noticed changing light and cloud formation Studied at the Royal College of Art Born March 19, 1888, in Bottrop, Germany Born in Pecs, Hungary in 1906 After his studies to Paris where he studied graphics Influenced by Breton Beach of Belle Isle, he concluded that form and color should not be separated He created dimensions of illusions by making patterned layers of cellophane to get depth Focused on glass paintings After the Nazis shut down the school he was studying at (in 1933) he moved to North Carolina Became head of the art department Known as the square man after he died Gave lectures at Yale when he was most famous He included more than 1,000 paintings in his series : Homage to the Square Source "Josef Albers Biography, Art, and Analysis of Paintings by TheArtStory." Josef Albers Biography, Art, and Analysis of Paintings by TheArtStory. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. "Victor Vasarely, Leader of the Op Art Movement (function() { Var Po = Document.createElement('script'); Po.type = 'text/javascript'; Po.async = True; Po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; Var S = Document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; S.parentNode.insertBefore(po, S); })();." Victor Vasarely, Leader of the Op Art Movement, Masterworks Fine Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. "Bridget Riley | Op-art.co.uk | Op-Art.co.uk." OpArtcouk RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Riley,_Movement_in_Squares.jpg Pictures http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Hungary_pecs_-_vasarely0.jpg/250px-Hungary_pecs_-_vasarely0.jpg http://www.masterworksfineart.com/images/artists_bio/vasarely.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9e/Josef_Albers.jpg/220px-Josef_Albers.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sc6BfF4E2Xk/TYJEs1mZpsI/AAAAAAAACPU/ZsDpOqopwhw/s1600/42.bridget_riley_36885s.jpg http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_1972.40.7.jpg Op Art screws with your
brain Due to mathematical composition, the
pictures appear to be moving or breathing. It messes with your mind's ability to see and
to understand what it's look at. Most are in black an white, though
color can be used for illusions as well. There are 2 main kinds: Through patterns and lines Or leaving an after image of certain
colors because of how the retina
observes light. (patterns and lines) (after image) http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/vermicule/vermicule1111/vermicule111100008/11289017-optical-illusion.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fEU_MCLHdFY/R6JepS9tAHI/AAAAAAAAB0k/eq6jXJbiEec/s400/optical-illusions-24.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fEU_MCLHdFY/R6JepS9tAHI/AAAAAAAAB0k/eq6jXJbiEec/s400/optical-illusions-24.jpg http://llwproductions.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/optical-illusion-count-the-number-of-black-dots.jpg http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/138598/original.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HZtVLC_YeM4/T_n3tRdG37I/AAAAAAAACxo/wJemxVoqdDk/s640/Freaky+Optical+Illusion.png http://s3.vidimg02.popscreen.com/original/52/R3pucWM0dHNQSFUx_o_american-flag-optical-illusion---sick-science.jpg Parabolas Op Art inspired helmet "Op Art in Fashion and Design | Op-art.co.uk | Op-Art.co.uk." OpArtcouk RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. "Victor Vasarely | Op-art.co.uk | Op-Art.co.uk." OpArtcouk RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013. "Op Art - Art History 101Â Basics." About.com Art History. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2013.
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