Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997)

Hungarian–French artist whose work is generally seen as aligned with Op-art. Zebra, created by Vasarely in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op-art. Vasarely died in Paris in 1997.
My daughter Jenny went to Aix en Provence and bought me a book about Vasarely. He designed the Renault logo. I can see links in his work with Apollinaire, Escher, contemporary fabric artists, Brigitte Riley and others I may return to. Out of fashion now. Visually stunning; did he contextualise his draughtsmanship enough to achieve critical acclaim?



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