Victor Vasarely, Composition Carrée Relief, 1970

Artist: Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)
Title:Composition Carrée Relief, 1970
Medium:Original Rosenthal Porcelain
Image Size:15 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in (39.4 cm x 39.4 cm)
Signature:Hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in ink on a label affixed on verso.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; slight paint chips on the black square to the left.
ID #w-3655

Historical Description

This original porcelain Rosenthal relief by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) has been hand signed by the artist in ink on a label affixed to the reverse. Published by Rosenthal and numbered from the edition of 75 in ink on a label affixed on verso.

Vasarely's skill in creating a sense of the three-dimensional through the use of visual effects is apparent in this work with a combination of recessed and protruding geometrical shapes. The feeling of volume and space is highlighted in a superb manner by making the entire porcelain in stunning bold colors. The use of circles, squares, diamonds and triangles transform these basic shapes into an intricate pattern. The total effect of this play on color and shape is visually stunning and impressive in the amount of thought and skill put into the arrangement of design elements.

Centre Culturel Allemand, Paris
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome
Danischer Kunstverein, Kopenhagen
Galerie Heland, Stockholm
Goethe Institute, Manchester
City of Liverpool Museum, Liverpool
Forma S.A., Sao Paulo
Takashimaya, Tokyo
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Museum von Le Mans, le Mans
Galerie Raimund Thomas, Munchen
Galerie nachst St. Stephan, Wien
Galerie D'Eendt, Amsterdam
Galerie Ben Wargin, Berlin


1. Kunst in Porzellan, 1978, Listed as No. 65 in exhibition catalogue

Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, this work is set in a modern black frame. The simplicity of the moulding accentuates the details in this work without detracting our focus on the image. Completed with simple black linen wrapped mattes.