Victor Vasarely. Op Art. - Born in Hungary in 1906. As a child he was more interested in science than the arts. Decided to go to school for medicine in 1925. In 1927, he made the decision to pursue a career in art.
Op art works are abstract, usually black and white or with bright contrasting colors.
When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, swelling or warping.
Op is short for optical illusion. Thinking we see something that we don’t.
Optical= eyes ……. illusion= a trick