Its leading figures included Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely
. They combined lines, geometric shapes and eye-popping colour to create artworks that fool the eye.
[of the optical illusion art movement] is currently the subject of a blockbuster show in Paris."
However, Farsi felt like his beloved city deserved much more and so began to cast his net wider and succeeded in attracting renowned international artists such as Henry Moore, Victor Vasarely
, Alexander Calder, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Joan MirE, Cesar Baldaccini, Sylvestre Monnier, Jean Arp and Jacques Lipchitz, among many others.
Leon Gallery, on the other hand, chose the theme of color as the unifying element of the exhibition, featuring some of the most notable international artists that included Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Victor Vasarely
, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Fil-Am hard-edge, abstract artist Leo Valledor, among others.
He judiciously continued to acquire drawings, prints and lithographs by Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall and Victor Vasarely
Known as the 'grandfather' of Op art, the Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely
was working with optical illusions as early as the 1930s.
Even by 1965 his work had been included in an international exhibition of "optical art", The Responsive Eye, at New York's Museum of Modern Art, which also included work by Victor Vasarely
, Josef Albers and Bridget Riley.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Maurice de Vlaminck (April 4, 1876), Victor Vasarely
(April 9, 1906), Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452), Joan Miro (April 20, 1893) and CyTwombly (April 25, 1928).
Other artists being showcased by Alon Zakaim Fine Art include Eileen Agar, Simon Hantai, Victor Vasarely
, Leo Gabin, Lauren Seiden, Michael Manning, Paul Vanstone and Will Thorburn.
In addition to Gorgona members, contributors included Victor Vasarely
, Harold Pinter, and Dieter Roth.