8 Op Art Developed in the 1950s-60s Op Art uses equal values of contrasting colors to cause the viewers eye to move involuntarily.This was a total Abstract form of art.
9 Hard-edge painting- style of art in which the artist uses crisp edges Hard-edge painting- style of art in which the artist uses crisp edges. No brushstrokes.Abstract Art- a style of art that shows objects in simplified arrangements of shape, line, texture, and color. Often geometric.
10 Op Art Elements & Principles Balance: is it symmetrical or asymmetrical?Pattern: “Multiplicity of Simplicity”…using the same simple pattern over and over and over…Color: Not necessary, high contrast of black and white gives powerful result.Assimilation: our tendency to minimize things and make them appear uniform.Contrast: exaggerating differences.Negative & Positive: negative surrounds positive, it is behind the figure. Positive is the figure.
11 Line- always gives us positive space. It is an abstract concept. Multiple grouping- when we are confronted by several stimuli and how we organize it.Good figure- the perceptual ability to predict the total entity from minimum information.Proximity- objects that are near one another have a tendency to group.Similarity- all similar things have a tendency to group.