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Monday, September 10, 2018
Op Art With Cathy Hicks
Mrs. Hicks has done it again....look how cool these pieces turned out. What a fun lesson to learn - Op Art! So what are the key characteristics of Op Art? First and foremost, Op Art exists to fool the eye. Op compositions create a sort of visual tension, in the viewer's mind, that gives works the illusion of movement. Historically, the Op-Art style may be said to have originated in the work of the kinetic artist Victor Vasarely (1908-97), and also from Abstract Expressionism. Another major Op artist is the British painter Bridget Riley (b.1931). Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op artworks are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Thanks, Cathy for sharing these with us to blog about!
What is Op Art?
We have blogged here about Op Art before: