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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Stri-Oet
Alternate Title:
STRI-ÖT
Image View:
Detail of center showing color shift and optical illusion
Creator:
Victor Vasarely (French painter, 1906 or 1908-1997)
Location:
repository: Vasarely Múzeum (Budapest, Budapest (special city), Hungary) V.236
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:
1979 (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:
211 cm (height) x 191 cm (width)
Subjects:
contemporary (1960 to present); nonrepresentational art; geometric; optical illusion; polyhedra
Description:
Vasarely added the Necker's or Kepler's cube and the axonometric cube to his works in the 1970s and 1980s. The Necker's cube is a hexagon with parallel lines added to create a three-dimensional cube. The axonometric cube is formed by dividing an equilateral hexagon into three identical rhombuses. Both of these cubes create a visual trick where the cube can switch between being perceived as concave and convex. These cubes are often used in optical illusions. The intensity of the colors and the oscillation between them is an extension of his earlier 'Kineticism'. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-VASARELY-BOA-SO- A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Stri-Oet