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1 Assignment: Op-Art Painting Light-to-Dark or Dark-to-Light

2 Optical Art Op-Art is short for Optical Art. At the Beginning Ghee Beom Kim

3 Op-Art Deceives the Eye By means of geometric patterns. Citation Needed

4 Start of Op-Art Due to the changing times of the 1960's optical illusion art or “Op-Art” started and quickly gained popularity. Metamorphosis 1964 Painting by British Artist- Bridget Riley

5 Op-Art Referred to as Retinal Art Illusionary Depth Motion Created Through the Repetition of Form and Color Vega-Nor Victor Vasarely

6 Origins of Op Art Goes back to the mainly European tradition of trompe l'oeil (French for deceives the eye). The Enigma Illusion Isia Leviant

7 M.C. Escher (1898-1972) Known for using: Tessellation Figure Ground Reversal What do you see first the angel or the demon? Circle Limit IV

8 Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) Zebra Known for: Changing perspective and placement of 2D objects. See how the lines change to make a zebra?

9 Bridget Riley (1931-Today) Cataract 3 Known for: The military using her artwork for motion sickness. How does looking at this picture make you feel?

10 Basic Layout 1. 9”x12” manila paper 2. Draw a vertical and horizontal axis 3. Cross through the center. 4. From center, mark nine ½”points 5. On each axis. 6. Connect the points on each axis 7. Choose diamond, star, or square



13 Painting Layout 1. Number Sections 1-9. 2. Paint the pure hue in Section 5. 3. Have the lightest tint at Section 1 and the darkest shade at Section 9 OR the darkest shade at Section 1 and the lightest tint at Section 9. 4. Accuracy of brushwork is more demanding in smaller area for each section. 5. Value transition must be even and consistent.

14 Student Example: Op-Art



17 Answer on a Separate Piece of Paper 10 Questions: Title your paper: Op-Art. Add your name and period number.

18 Question 1 How does Optical Art deceive the eye?

19 Question 2 When did Op-Art gain popularity?

20 Question3 Op–Art is referred to as (fill in the blank).

21 Question 4 How does Op-Art give a sense of illusionary depth and motion?

22 Question 5 What does trompe l'oeil mean? Where does this term come from?

23 Question 6 What is M C Escher known for?

24 Question 7 What is Victor Vasarely known for?

25 Question 8 What is Bridget Riley known for in the field of Op-Art?

26 Question 9 How did looking at Cataract 3 make your eyes react?

27 Question 10 Name another artwork by Bridget Riley.

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