Untitled, from "Lapidaire" a portfolio of 8 printsArtist(s)Victor VasarelyArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1966Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
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 LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. WinkelmanLabel 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.
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