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VICTOR VASARELY
at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
the ornaments of the action marks from abstract artists to create a more simple geometricly
which makes for a more complex composition. Taking his work as a whole, Vasarely’s evolution
to the kinetic images seems like a logical step. After all, abstract art was at a point of crisis,
where the meaningful self-exploration and spiritual nature of the AbEx School had run its course.
Limited Edition Serigraph - Private Collection
synergy to everything going on in the 1950’s and 60’s. Vasarely’s and other Op artists’ influential
pieces became popular culture through fashion and design. In fact, my grandmother was
making quilts based on his patterns back in the 1970’s.  No art movement had reached so
many people, from all classes, so quickly, and was so accepted by so many than Vasarely’s
and his colleagues’ art.
Kez - 26 1/8 x 25 3/8 x 3 1/8
Mixed Media - Collection of Esther and Gary Polland
Free standing painting/sculpture “Kez,” draws your eyes around and around in a tizzy. I love
the playful colors that seem to cycle around the object. “Omega,” must be part of his Vega
series, because the image seems to bubble out and appears to almost enter your physical
space. I am still amazed at the effect of how simple lines and shapes, painstakingly designed,
Gouache on Paper - Collection of Michele Vasarely
Visual tricks of the eye are just part of the legacy you will see in other artists’ work. The hard edge thank