Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Kotzka
Image View:
Overall view
Creator:
Victor Vasarely (French painter, 1906 or 1908-1997)
Location:
repository: Vasarely Múzeum (Budapest, Budapest (special city), Hungary) V.222
Location Note:
Paseo del Prado, 8; Victor Vasarely: The Birth of Op Art (Exhibition, June 7-September 9 2018)
GPS:
40.416111-3.695
Date:
1973-1976 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Op art; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
painting (visual work)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
acrylic paint on canvas
Technique:
painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
130 cm (height) x 130 cm (width)
Subjects:
contemporary (1960 to present); nonrepresentational art; geometric; optical illusion
Description:
Vasarely presented the results of his analytical research into the Plastic Unit at an exhibition held in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1963. His formula for this was built on the structural interplay of form and color. He claimed to perceive a 'grammar' of visual language, with which a set of basic forms making up a composition could be arranged into a system similar to musical notation. He referred to this as his plastic alphabet. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-VASARELY-BOA-KO- A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Kotzka