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Chess Set (Board)

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Chess Set (Board)

Victor Vasarely

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1980

Medium & Support
acrylic sculpture

1 3/16 in. x 28 1/8 in. x 28 1/16 in. ( 3 cm x 71.5 cm x 71.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick

Subject matter
An optical art treatment of a chess set. Vasarely loved the game of chess. His acrylic chess set is playful and optically dazzling.

Physical Description
Acrylic chess set. The playing pieces are of various geometric shapes. The board and the space that surrounds it are covered with a colorful grid pattern, which each square filled with a circle.

Primary Object Classification

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Op art
cards (information artifacts)
checker pattern
geometric abstraction
molding (forming)

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