op art

Discipline: Art

(1965)

Name first used at a New York exhibition, 'The Responsive Eye', for works using geometrical abstraction to create optical illusions.

Lines (created with maximum precision) appear to move or ripple, the artists' intention being to give the viewer an intense visual experience. Prominent exponents of Op Art include French painter Victor Vasarely, BRITON BRIDGET RILEY (1931- ) and German-born American Josef Albers.

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