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Vasarely (Hardcover): Magdalena Holzhey

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Magdalena Holzhey

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Hungarian-French painter Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was a precocious talent. His earliest surviving painting, a landscape done at age 12, baffled through its realism-an indication of the compelling illusions of spatial depth that would later define his dazzling universe. Inspired by the likes of Malevich and the Bauhaus school, Vasarely developed his own abstract-geometric visual language, exploring the relationship between pure form and pure color. Vasarely's experimentation with optical effects in the 1940s and '50s earned him a central role in the evolution of Op Art. By the late '50s and early '60s, he concentrated on the "democratization of art" by producing "multiples"-reasonably priced original works reproduced in large editions. Vasarely's attempt to "destroy the completely obsolete myth of the unique, inimitable masterwork" was a tremendous contribution to art theory. To him, there was no place for hierarchical division into originals and reproductions, nor for distinction between fine and commercial art-"We cannot leave the enjoyment of art to an elite of connoisseurs forever," he declared. This redefinition of the artist's position and function in society marked a crucial first step in the Pop Art movement. Vasarely's boldly colorful and eye-popping paintings are instantly recognizable and remain entirely modern and relevant today. In this dependable introduction, we explore the makings of an artist ahead of his time. Crisp reproductions and insightful texts celebrate the father of the Op Art movement, from his earliest hypnotizing optical illusions to his hallmark checkerboard works.

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Imprint: Taschen
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: September 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Magdalena Holzhey
Dimensions: 260 x 210 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-3-8365-7395-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
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LSN: 3-8365-7395-4
Barcode: 9783836573955

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