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What is Op Art? Op Art – Op is short for optical. Optical means having to do with the eye.
Illusion Op Art is a form of illusion. We use illusion all the time in art. There are two forms of illusion: Artificial Illusion Realistic Illusion
Op Art Vocabulary 1.OPTICAL 1.OPTICAL – Having to do with the eye. 2.ILLUSION 2.ILLUSION – Drawing in a way that makes the viewer think a flat drawing or canvas has space and depth. 3.THE RESPONSIVE EYE 3.THE RESPONSIVE EYE – An exhibition in 1965 that started the Op Art movement. CONTRAST 4. CONTRAST – Using equal amounts of two opposite colors which produces confusion in our brains so they cant decide where to focus. 5.ADVANCE 5.ADVANCE – Light colors come forward on the page. 6.RECEDE 6.RECEDE – Dark colors go back on the page. 7.MOVEMENT 7.MOVEMENT – In an art piece, movement is where the artwork looks like it is flowing or moving. 8.COMPLEMENTS 8.COMPLEMENTS – Two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
What is Op Art? You may have heard of the term optical Illusion – this refers to fooling or confusing the eye. Are the circles white or black?
Realistic Illusion Realistic Illusion uses perception to produce the illusion of 3-D space on a flat canvas or paper, and combinations of colors to suggest light and shadow.
Artificial Illusion Artificial Illusion takes advantage of contrast in order to confuse your brain and create a jarring image.
Op Art Beginnings Op Art began in the 1960s with the cultural attitude of anything goes in all areas of life. This time of overturning traditional values called for an art form that questioned perception as well.
The Responsive Eye Op art captured the worlds attention in 1965, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York organized an important exhibition called The Responsive Eye Critics called the show an optometrists nightmare,but the public flocked to see these disorienting and fascinating works.
The Responsive Eye Response Op art became popular with the public in a way that few art movements have been. The craze extended into fashion and design, and Op patterns appeared on everything from dresses to wallpaper.
Contrast in Op Art Op art utilizes contrast which uses equal amounts of two opposite colors that produce confusion so your brain cant determine where to focus. This creates tension and movement in the eye. Contrast can be created with: - Black vs. White - Complementary Colors
What is Movement? In an art piece, movement is where the artwork looks like it is flowing or moving. In op art, artists work with pattern and color to create eye catching illusions that simulate movement.
How do they do it? DARK Colors Recede (go back) LIGHT Colors Advance (come forward)
Complementary Colors Complementary colors also create effective Op Art. Complementary colors are colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
Famous Op Art Artists Bridget Riley Vicotry Vasarely Julian Stanczak Carlos Cruz-Diaz