Op Art

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Definition

Op Art, short for Optical Art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions to create the impression of movement, flashing, vibration, or warping.

History

Emergence

Op Art emerged in the 1960s, gaining popularity through the work of artists like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely.

Key Artists

  • Bridget Riley
  • Victor Vasarely

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Op Art?
    Op Art is an art movement known for creating optical illusions and visual effects through precise, mathematically-based compositions.

  2. How does Op Art affect the viewer?
    Op Art creates dynamic visual effects that engage the viewer’s perception, often causing the artwork to appear as if it is moving or vibrating.