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op art

also Op Art  (ŏp)
n.
A school of abstract art characterized by the use of geometric shapes and brilliant colors to create optical illusions, as of motion, and free the art of all but visual associations.

op art

(ɒp)
n
(Art Movements) a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement
[C20: op, short for optical]

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.

op art

(c. 1950–) A form of abstract art that bases itself on creating static two-dimensional objects which appear to move on a flat surface.
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Noun1.op art - a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
abstract art, abstractionism - an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
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op art

[ˈɒpɑːt] Nop-art m

op art

nOp-Art f
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