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Untitled, from "Lapidaire" a portfolio of 8 prints

Accession Number
1973/2.71

Title
Untitled, from "Lapidaire" a portfolio of 8 prints

Artist(s)
Victor Vasarely

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1966

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
33 ½ in x 30 ½ in (85.09 cm x 77.47 cm);33 ½ in x 30 ⅛ in (85.09 cm x 76.52 cm);33 ½ in x 30 ⅛ in (85.09 cm x 76.52 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Winkelman

Label copy
As a young man in Hungary, Victor Vasarely studied medicine. Although he later gave up the idea of being a doctor, he maintained throughout his career a steadfast interest in science and experimentation. In his early years as an artist, Vasarely joined the Mühely, otherwise known as the Budapest Bauhaus, a group of artists interested in marrying art with technology.
Vasarely’s devotion to technology in art is showcased in Untitled. The work is a result of his exploration of the endless possibilities of pairing different shapes and colors. In constructing a work in this formulaic way, Vasarely strove to make his art more accessible. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece linking each of the parts of the image into a whole.
Regina DiBella
Modern and Contemporary Art Intern
Summer 2003

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Keywords
geometric shapes
modern and contemporary art

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