Victor Vasarely - Musee Didactique Chateau de Gordes

Victor Vasarely - Musee Didactique Chateau de Gordes
Zeefdruk - Gesigneerd - 250 - 1983

Victor Vasarely
Original affiche - Musee Didactique Chateau de Gordes
Colour silkscreen on thick paper
59 cm x 34 cm
good condition, very nice colours

Forefront of optical art, Victor Vasarely, was born in Pécs in 1908 and died in 1997 in Paris. Born to Hungarian-French family, he grew up in Hungary, where he joined the Mühely Workshop - an academy founded by Sándor Bortnyik, continuing ideas of Bauhaus. At the age of 22 Vasarely moved to Paris, and for the next dozen or so years he worked as a prominent graphic designer, simultaneously exploring the potential of optical illusion and so-called "internal geometry". His first serious art world recognition came after three subsequent shows at the Galerie Denise René (1944, 1946, 1949). Afterward, in the early-50s, he developed his mature style, combining some of his previous fascinations in cubism and geometrical abstraction with designer's appeal. Additionally, Vasarely finally gave vent to his other inspirations, such as cartography, astrophysics or Gestalt psychology. The period of mid-50s was arguably the most decisive in the development of Vasarely's career. Then he executed the first of his several public commissions, such as the decoration of university in Caracas (1954), partook at the Documenta in Kassel (1955, 1959; also 1964, 1968) and represented his theoretical attitude in "Yellow Manifesto", in which he questioned the traditionally conceived media, like painting and sculpture. Already critically acclaimed in Europe, he came to the prominence across the pond with the exhibition "The Responsive Eye" (1965) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, alongside artists such as Jesús Soto, Bridget Riley, François Morellet and Group ZERO. Later on, the artist founded several institutions, beginning with Vasarely Museum in Gordes (1970-96), Foundation Vasarely (1976-1997) and the next two museums, located in Pécs (since 1976) and Budapest (since 1987). More recently, Vasarely was displayed in a dialogue with works of finnish painter Matti Kujasalo, the exhibition "Optical Paintings" (2014-5) took place at the Museum of Modern Art in Espoo.

Victor Vasarely
Titel van kunstwerk
Musee Didactique Chateau de Gordes
59×34 cm
Totale afmetingen
59×34×0,1 cm
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