The respected leader of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely (1908 – 1997) is universally acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s artistic geniuses. Influenced by Constructivism, Cubism and Surrealism, the Hungarian-born Vasarely created an artistic language that transformed nature into geometric shapes and vibrating, adjacent colors. Filled with the optical illusion of movement, his works were inspired by numerous scientific fields. Vasarely’s art was widely reproduced in the 1960s, and is still featured in the contemporary collections of almost every major art museum worldwide.
This intaglio print was produced in an unknown edition size.
This fine art print was created using an intaglio etching process. Intaglio printing is an intensive labor of love in which the artist creates an image with varnish or waxes over a zinc or copper plate, and burns the image into the metal using an acid solution. Inks are applied to the metal plate and each print is pulled by hand.