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Getting Reacquainted with Op Art

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

(Post #6) Classic Op Art Masterpieces make excellent wallpapers 👍. It's always important to take regular trips to your city's public museum offerings. Be it monthly or annually, the time spent viewing works of art can have a profound effect on your mind, which in return, flows into our daily lives. If you are not an artist yourself, It is truly amazing how much time goes by between museum visits. #opart #opticalart #wallpapers #modernart #modernartlover #artlover #smartphonewallpappers #illusion #illusianart #fantasticalart #magic #magicalart


All Art helps fuel the soul, but for me modern art explodes with an unrivaled intensity. In many cases, the immediate correlation to real life society and global issues that are pertinent to future discussions. To view a work of art with strong social statements, a conversation can be had with out a single utterance. With the incredible use of the spoken word, crafted to a visual medium, help to create experiences that refuel our creative minds and instill hope in our vulnerable subconscious.


The Significance of the #OpArt Movement

The Op Art movement has been raising some of the most important questions in contemporary art, and has dared to mess with the most fundamental elements of art practice – the perception of the visual. History in brief enter Victor Vasarely, an eminent Hungarian painter, best known as a father and founder of the Op Art movement. With its mathematically-based compositions and forms, Vasarely's complex patterns actively engaged the viewer’s eye conveying a sense of kinetic energy across a two-dimensional surface. In 1965, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened the exhibition: The Responsive Eye, which showcased 123 paintings and sculptures by various movers and shakers who owned the movement at that time. Notables Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Frank Stella, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jesus-Rafael Soto, and Josef Albers all had displays and installations that wowed the art community.


Flash forward to today and the Op Art movement may have fallen from fashion in more modern years. I beg to differ as I get great inspiration looking at the works by Op Art creators. The sheer retro vibe, colors, shapes and patterns hold remarkably well today, and the classics make just about the best wallpapers for your smart phone I think I have ever seen. Go figure huh, something rooted in pushing the boundaries of perception compliments the modern equivalent of today's Tech Indiustry beautifuly. In more ways than one, Op Art continues to inspire us as we push into the future.












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