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optical art

n.
Op art.

op′ art′

(ɒp)
n.
a style of art in which lines, forms, and space are distributed so as to produce optical effects, as illusory movement.
[1960–65; op (tical)]
op′-art`, adj.
op′ art′ist, n.
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Inspired by the optical art movement in the 1960s, these 19 unique sock designs are spectacular and daring.
The beautiful and fine embroidery work summons the spirit of haute couture, standing gracefully on sheer fabric or boldly incorporated into geometric combinations that are reminiscent of optical art or, perhaps, a mischievous nod to Russia's Tetris' game.
The five-star hotel was designed by Wilson Associates and will feature artwork inspired by the optical art movement - a concept introduced by Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely - in public areas throughout the hotel as well as its 350 guest rooms.
Our architectural design team, Wilson Associates, drew its inspiration from Victor Vasarely, a French-Hungarian artist, considered to be the grandfather of the optical art design movement," explains Assmann.
Products and views of CMA Mouldform at Spitfire Road, Erdington, > Birmingham, which specialises in low volume production runs for rapid prototyping, optical art moulding, centrifugal and vacuum castings
On the back, this map is transformed into a work of optical art consisting of a whirling black and white vortex.
The optical effects and graphic solutions can bring to mind experiments in kinetic and optical art from the 1960s and even earlier, with which the artist is quite familiar.
Alongside this populist form of optical art arose a more subtle expression of this desire to activate the senses, paintings by artists like Jo Baer, Walter Darby Bannard, Paul Brach, Robert Irwin, and Kenneth Noland, that have most typically been characterized as either Minimal or Color Field, respectively, but which are in fact concerned with making the viewer aware of the operations of his or her vision, of its constructed nature, via barely detectable pulsations of line, color, and field that occur at the edge of perception.
The optical art movement was thriving in the 1960s, led by artists British Bridget Riley and Hungarian-French Victor Vasarely, she explained.

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