Vasarely, Victor

(1908-1997)
   painter
   of Hungarian origin, Victor Vasarely, the creator of op Art and one of its most successful proponents, was born in Pecs, Hungary, where he studied the principles of the Viennese Bauhaus school. He settled in Paris in 1930 and, while working there as a graphic artist, developed his theories on axono-metric perspective and linear derivations. His series of geometric abstractions (Arlequins, Échiquiers, Zebres, Improvisations sur calques) were the result of his research. After 1937, he organized inspired forms based on the patterns of the tiling views of the Denfert-Rochereau metro station (his "Denfert period") and began to study light and the illusion of movement created by optical processes which he eventually termed "cinétisme" (1955). He also developed art based on the repetition of a cell (a square containing a figure or a geometric plane), and later introduced vibrant colors that further enhanced these optical illusions. In their fully developed form, his geometric abstractions produce mesmerizing, almost hallucinatory effects through the manipulation of perspective and foreshortening. His art, based on both mathematical precision and joyful expression, seeks to reconcile modern technology with art. He redefined the latter through his efforts to ameliorate the human environment. Vasarely, who had an enormous influence on younger op artists, established the Foundation Vasarely near Aix-en-Provence. He also collaborated with other artists on such projects as the French Pavillion at Expo '67 in Montréal.

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  • Vasarely, Victor — orig. Viktor Vásárhelyi born April 9, 1908, Pécs, Hung. died March 15, 1997, Paris, France Hungarian French painter. Trained in Budapest in the Bauhaus tradition, he moved to Paris in 1930 and supported himself as a commercial artist. In the… …   Universalium

  • Vasarely, Victor — ► (1908 97) Pintor húngaro. En 1955 publicó Manifiesto Amarillo, en el que disertaba sobre sus investigaciones para hallar el movimiento en la plástica bidimensional. Su obra, que comprende, además de los cuadros, carteles y decorados, es de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Víctor — (del lat. «victor», vencedor) m. e interj. Vítor. * * * víctor. (Del lat. victor, vencedor). interj. vítor. U. t. c. s. * * * Víctor, san ► Nombre de varios papas y antipapas. ► Víctor I, san (m. 199) Pontífice romano en 189 199. Combatió el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Vasarely — Fassade des Bonner Juridicums von Victor Vasarely Victor Vasarely (ungarisch: Vásárhelyi Győző; * 9. April 1906 in Pécs; † 15. März 1997 in Paris) war ein französischer Maler und Grafiker ungarischer Abstammung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Víctor Vasarely — Vásárhelyi Győző, mayormente conocido como Víctor Vasarely (Pécs, Hungría, 9 de abril de 1906 Francia, 15 de marzo de 1997) fue un artista al que se ha considerado a menudo como el padre del Op Art. Obra de Vasarely expuesta en Hungría. Comenzó a …   Wikipedia Español

  • victor — /vik teuhr/, n. 1. a person who has overcome or defeated an adversary; conqueror. 2. a winner in any struggle or contest. 3. a word used in communications to represent the letter V. [1300 50; ME < L, equiv. to vic , var. s. of vincere to conquer… …   Universalium

  • Victor — /vik teuhr/, n. 1. an ancient Roman epithet variously applied to Jupiter, Mars, and Hercules. 2. Mil. the NATO name for a class of nuclear powered Soviet attack submarines. 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Berger Victor Louis… …   Universalium

  • Vasarely — Victor Vasarely œuvre de Vasarély à l exterieur du museum de Pécs Victor Vasarely, de son vrai nom Vásárhelyi Győző (9 avril 1908[1] 15 mars 1997) est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vasarely (peintre) — Victor Vasarely œuvre de Vasarély à l exterieur du museum de Pécs Victor Vasarely, de son vrai nom Vásárhelyi Győző (9 avril 1908[1] 15 mars 1997) est …   Wikipédia en Français

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