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Untitled

Accession Number
2015/1.376.2

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Victor Vasarely

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1966

Medium & Support
relief etching 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
Part of the series Morphemes Suite, this work is an example of Vasarely's search for the purest aesthetic elements in terms of shape and color. The term "morphemes" reiterates this theme of reducing the language, here a visual one, to the most essential without losing meaning. This work comes from the artist's "Black and White" period of the 1960's, during which time he began to develop the style which would become known as Op Art.

Physical Description
This print has a series of horizontal, intersecting lines at the bottom of the scene and, at the top, a large oval in relief with two smaller, black ovals within. The print is numbered (l.l.) "38/75" and signed (l.r.) "Vasarely" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Op art
oval (shape)
shape (form attribute)

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