Victor Vasarely, Vega-Pal

Artist: Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)
Medium:Original hand knotted silk tapestry
Image Size:36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)
Condition:This work is in very good condition.
ID #w-3864
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Historical Description

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.