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Clarities: Laika

Accession Number
2015/1.375

Title
Clarities: Laika

Artist(s)
Victor Vasarely

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
15 in x 11 in (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
One of the later contributions to his "Black & White" series, this print shows his engagement with optical illusions in order to create the visual effects of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. This piece of Op Art uses basic shapes, which would later develop into what Vasarely calls "letters," which become the foundation of his own visual language. 

Physical Description
Black, grey, and white geometric shapes and lines interact on off-white paper.  

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Op art
abstraction
optics
oval (shape)
shape (form attribute)
sight (sense)

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