Victor Vasarely" Hat - VI"
1971
Acrylic on board
Signed, dated on the back
36.61 x 31.5 in ( 93 x 80 cm )
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Certificate of the Fundation

Provenance

Galleria Mentana, Italy

Galleria Levi, Milano

Galleria d'Arte Sianesi, Milano

Private Collection, Italy

Artwork's description

Victor Vasarely est le Père de "l'Op Art ", A partir de 1960, la couleur éclate, dans ses oeuvres, l'unité plastique est reprise « composée de deux éléments géométriques qui s'emboîtent l'un dans l'autre, se combinent, se permutent" .
Avec ces unités bicolores, aux tons puissants ou contrastés, le plasticien invente son Alphabet Plastique qui concrétise une idée datant du début du siècle chez les artistes abstraits, celle de dégager une méthode qui permet la création d'un langage universel compréhensible par tous.

A partir de 1968, jouant sur la déformation des lignes, Vasarely définit ses « structures universelles », puis il s'engage dans la célèbre période « Vega » où les gonflements induits par la déformation des éléments qui les composent, traduisent des formes qui s'échappent du plan pour créer ses spectaculaires volumes. Le plasticien cherche à évoquer l'univers insaisissable des galaxies, les pulsations cosmiques et la mutation biologique de la cellule.

Artist's biography

Victor Vasarely is an Hugarian artist born in Pecs in 1906 which obtain the French nationality in 1961.

In the 20’s he followed during only two years medicine at the university of Budapest before he decided to go at Beaux-Arts and at the Bahaus’s school of Budapest.

In 1932, he settled in Paris where he worked as graphic artist in ad agency as drawer-creator in Havas or Draeger.

He had done his first major work “Zebra” considered in kinetic art based of key figures like Sonia Delaunay, Piet Mondrian…

During years, he created his own model of abstract art inspired by geometry. With can find in his works many colors and forms. He was actually recognized as the father of optical art.

His artworks changed and we noticed that is art is really methodical with infinite combinations that permit to create a number considerable of pieces. We find a new style by turning in some creation something more pictorial and abstract.

In 1976, he decided to create is own foundation to promove and conserved his entire work.

Victor Vasarely died in 1997 in Annet-sur-Marne at the age of 91 years old.

Victor Vasarely - " Hat - VI", 1971
Victor Vasarely - " Hat - VI", 1971
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