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70×100 cm
27.56×39.37 in
oil on canvas
Article number: 127 Categories: ,

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This painting was inspired by Vasarely’s Zebras. I really like the strong contrasts and the simple depiction (too). But it's different from Vasarely's zebras, that there are hyperrealistic elements in my painting.

Victor Vasarely (born Gyozo Vasarhelyi 1906-1997) Hungarian-French painter, sculptor is a prominent figure in op-art. We can be considered the most important representative of optical painting, both through his life work and his many theoretical works,
in which movement is characterized, among other things, as "the violence by which structures cause direct stimulation of the retina of our eyes."
„Vasarely delivered one of the most important pieces of his career when he created Zebra, a painting inscribed in Op-art movement. The first version of this artwork had been made 30 years before the Op-art concept was conceived; however, it is considered to be a part of this movement.
Zebra can be apprehended as a study of shape, contrasts, and optical illusions. It seems like Vasarely picked the adequate animal for representing in one of the firsts pieces of the Op-art movement. In Zebra from 1937, the animals pose in front of a white background, and the contrast is obvious. Even though the background color is different, the same effect occurs with the Zebra from 1965. Also, curvilinear stripes of the zebras create an illusion of movement, playing with the awareness of the human eye.”


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