UntitledArtist(s)Victor VasarelyArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1959Medium & Supportscreenprint on paperDimensions
25 1/2 in x 19 7/16 in (64.7 cm x 49.3 cm)Credit LineGift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922Subject matter
One of the later contributions to his "Black & White" series, this print shows the Op Art artist's engagement with optical illusions in order to create the visual effects of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. Part of a portfolio of twelve prints, this work served as an hommage to the french scientist Alexandre Dauviller, best known for his work in developing the technology needed for television and his early histories on television. The shapes and lines, therefore, can be read as elements and effects of the techology used in the creation and use of television.
At the top of the print, there are three oval shapes, from the left, the first white and the next two black. Undulating horizontal black and white lines create a rectangular section at the center of the composition, interrupted to create other geometric shapes. There are light grey, black, and white triangles and squares at the bottom of the image. Overall, the background is a solid grey. The print is signed in pencil (l.r.) "Vasarely-" and numbered in ink (l.l.) "70/150".Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object TypeabstractCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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