Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs and grew up in Pöstyén and Budapest, where in 1925 he entered medicine at the University of Budapest. In 1927 he left medicine to learn traditional academic painting at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy. In 1928/1929, he enrolled in art school, Mhehely.

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Vasarely. He left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930. He worked as a graphic artist and as a creative consultant at the Havas, Draeger and Devambez advertising agencies (1930-1935). After World War II, he opened an atelier in Arcueil, a suburb about 10 km from the center of Paris. In 1961, it settled in Annet-sur-Marne.

Vasarely went on to produce art and sculpture using the optical illusion.

Vasarely has developed his abstract geometric art style, working on various materials but using a minimum number of shapes and colors:

1944-1947: Routes Les Fausses – on the wrong path: During this period, Vasarely experimented with Cubist, Futurist, Expressionist, Symbolist and Surrealist paintings without developing a unique style. After. He exhibited his works in the gallery of Denise René (1946) and in the gallery René Breteau (1947). Writing in the introduction to the catalog, Jacques Prévert placed Vasarely among the surrealists. Prévert creates the term imaginoires (images + noir, black) to describe the paintings. Self-Portrait (1941) and The Blind Man (1946) are associated with this period.

1947-1951: Develops abstract geometric art: Finally, Vasarely found his own style. Denfert refers to works influenced by the white-tiled walls of the Paris Denfert – Rochereau metro station.

Homage to Malevitch (1954), Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

1951-1955: kinetic images and black-white photographs. In this period, in black-white, combines the frames in a single panel by transposing photographs into two colors. Homage to Malevitch, a portrait of the ceramic wall of 100 m² decorates the University of Caracas, Venezuela, co-designed in 1954 with the architect Carlos Raul Villanueva, is an important work of this period.

Dimensões: 43 x 63

Técnica: serigrafia

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