Victor Vasarely, Vega-Pal
|Artist:||Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)|
|Medium:||Original hand knotted silk tapestry|
|Image:||36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)|
|Condition:||This work is in very good condition.|
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The structure of this beautiful tapestry finds its roots in Vasarely's Black-White Period (1951-63); the image of a three-dimensional circular form emerging from a flat surface can be traced back to works created during this time. Exploring what he terms dualities of, "'good and evil,' 'beautiful and ugly,' and 'physical and psychological,' Vasarely creates a binary work. Since Vega-Pal is rendered in color, these dualities lose their either-or connotation. However, the themes remain. What initially appears to be an optical geometric statement reveals itself as a message, a reminder to consider "complementary opposites, two sides of the same coin" (Vasarely, 1955). Light and dark areas advance and recede in the viewer's line of sight creating a visual push and pull connected to the structural themes of the human world.
Victor Vasarely, leader of the Op Art movement of 1960's, used disorientating effects to create often impossible images to the human eye, such as these Vasarely prints and sculptures.