Op Art not to be confused with Pop Art is also known as optical art, which is a style that makes use of optical illusions. Optical Art focuses on the relationship between what is seen and what is understood. The art works are abstract with many o f the images sometimes appearing to be hidden, swelling or warping. This style grew out the sixties but can seen till now through new artistic mediums. Check out below a few of the opt art or optical art pieces.

 

Optical Art

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Raf Simons
Tittle:  Run Fall Run Fall
Date:  2012, 2013
Medium: Photography

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Edgar Mueller
Tittle:  The Crevasse
Medium:  Washable paint or Chalk
Location:  Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

 

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Edgar Mueller
Tittle:  Mysterious Cave in Germany
Medium:  Washable paint or Chalk
Location:  Geldern, Germany

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Guido Daniele (Italian)
Tittle: Camaleonte

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Frank Stella (American)
Tittle: Fez
Date: 1964
Medium:  Florescent alkyd on cavas
Location: Albert Know Art Gallery

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Bridget Riley (English)
Tittle:  Coloured Greys II
Date:  1972
Medium:  Screenprint on paper
Location:  Tate

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Julian Beever (English)
Tittle:  Meeting Madame Butterfly
Medium:  Chalk
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

 

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Julian Beever (English)
Tittle:  Wheel of Fortune
Medium:  Chalk
Location:  Santiago, Chile

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist: Victor Vasarely (Hungarian)
Tittle: Tribute to Malevich
Date:  1964
Medium:  Mosaic
Location:  University of Caracas

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Richard Anuszkiewicz (American)
Tittle:  The Splendor of Red
Date:  1965
Medium:  Acrylic on canvas
Location:  The Yale Art Gallery

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Stanford Slutsky (American)
Tittle:  Curves of Life
Date:  1998
Medium:  Acrylic on canvas
Location:  Vertu Fine Art

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art

Artist:  Stanford Slutsky (American)
Tittle:  Radiation #146
Date:  1997
Medium:  Acrylic on octagonal shaped canvas
Location:  Vertu Fine Art

 

 

Optical Art Movement: A Visual Guide to Optical Art aka Op Art
Artist:  Bridget Riley (English)
Tittle: Movement in Squares
Date: 1961
Medium:  Tempera on board
Location:   Hayward Gallery London

 

 

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Dianna is about to graduate with a B.A. in Arts Studies, her favorite degree topics include how the sea can be indistinguishable from the sky, why dry drapery is not cool, the Tuareg, really long naves, and the importance of rocks. Her free time consists of having existential moments in dance studios and teaching people how to sit crisscross applesauce on rubber mats.

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