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Victor Vasarely, Untitled

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Artist Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)
Title Untitled
Medium Mixed Media
Image Size 10 1/8 in x 10 1/8 in (25.7 cm x 25.7 cm)
Framed Size 13 3/16 in x 13 3/16 in (33.5 cm x 33.5 cm)
Signature Hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in black ink in the lower center.
Condition This work is in excellent condition.
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Vasarely Untitled layers silkscreens of stacked tiny black circles to create a shadowbox effect, toying with our sense of perception. Aligning these circles into the larger formation of squares, one in the foreground on Plexiglas and the other in the background upon paper, these circles appear to warp and bend, constantly creating new forms. This piece retains a great sense of motion, as light and shadow are important factors in the effectiveness of the optics within this work. The circles cast shadows against the white background while combining and diverging to create the illusion of three dimensionality.

Discussing his thoughts on abstraction, Vasarely stated, "The celebrated transition from representational to nonrepresentational art is only one of the stages in profound transformation taking place in the plastic arts. The term 'abstract' in painting refers not to an established fact, but to an irresistible trend toward plastic creation different from the kind we already know." (Vasarely 1978, 13).

This mixed media work is from an unnumbered, unknown edition. It is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in black ink in the lower center.

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:

Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Vasarely Untitled is framed in a contemporary black moulding that highlights the bold, black and white optical imagery found within this work.

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