Victor VASARELY |
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Hungary 1908 - 1997
Vasarely is internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the initiator of a unique aesthetic adventure against the grain of every tradition.
He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovations in color and optical illusion have had a strong influence on many modern artists.
Vasarely was born in Pecs, Hungary in April 9,1908. Died 1997, Paris, France.
After receiving his baccalaureate degree in 1925, he began studying art at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy in Budapest. In 1928, he transferred to the Muhely Academy, also known as the Budapest Bauhaus, where he studied with Alexander Bortnijik. At the Academy, he became familiar with the contemporary research in color and optics by Jaohannes Itten, Josef Albers, and the Constructivists Malevich and Kandinsky. After his first one-man show in 1930, at the Kovacs Akos Gallery in Budapest, Vasarely moved to Paris, where he developed his particular vision which stems from the idea of democratizing the art object. For the next thirteen years, he devoted himself to graphic studies. His lifelong fascination with linear patterning led him to draw figurati ...
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