UntitledArtist(s)Victor VasarelyArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1966Medium & Supportrelief etching on paperDimensions
15 in x 11 in (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject 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 TypeabstractCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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