Monday, October 18, 2010

Op-Art(Optik Sanat)

Op-art emerged after the second world war in the Europe. The first movement of op-art launched in 1950's. Op-art also known as optical image. Works generally take black and white and these are abstract. Op-art describes as a scientific art. It is opposite of the non-figurative understanding. The pictures have the effect third dimension in the abstract art. It used geometric forms as format rhtymics. Op-art is similar to new Konstruktivist and Geometric Formatting. Josef Albers and Vasarely represents op-art. It is based on optical illusions. Op-art is just like a pop-art but it was a reaction against the non-figurative art. Movement, illusion, light and optic entered as new values in this art. The basic idea of op-art that the audience has a certain culture. Finally, op-art subsequently became tremendously popular and it images used in a number of commercial contexts. Vasarely helped the most to popularize op-art projects and research. He produced many of his works within the architecture and planing of large cities.

(frmartuklu, 2008)
(grafikerler, 2009)

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