Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Villog
Image View:
Detail, showing optical illusion
Creator:
Victor Vasarely (French painter, 1906 or 1908-1997)
Location:
repository: Vasarely Múzeum (Budapest, Budapest (special city), Hungary) V.235
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 on canvas
Technique:
painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
80 cm (height) x 80 cm (width)
Subjects:
contemporary (1960 to present); nonrepresentational art; geometric; optical illusion; polyhedra
Description:
Inspired by contemporary news reports about mysterious signals received from distant galaxies, Vasarely named many of his works after stars and constellations. The Vega series rely on convex-concave distortions of a grid-like network, a sophisticated combination of the cube and the sphere, symbolically referring to the two-way motion of the light that emanates from pulsating stars, and to the functioning of condensing galaxies and the expanding universe. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-VASARELY-BOA-VI- A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Villog