Presentation on theme: "Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion"— Presentation transcript:
1Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion Bridget RileyOp Art - The Art of Optical Illusion
2What is “Op” Art?“Op” is short for optical. Optical means having to do with the eye.You may have heard of an optometrist. An optometrist is an eye doctor.
3Op Art began in the 1960’sOptical Art is a mathematically-themed form of Abstract art. Abstract meaning it doesn’t have to look like something. The point of optical art is to confuse the eye.
4Bridget Riley Bridget Riley was born in 1931 in London. Bridget Riley is a well known creator of Op Art. Her work is characterized by its intensity and its often disorientating effect.
5Movement in Squares, 1961 Tempera Bridget RileyIn 1960, she began working initially in black and whiteShe evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic effects of optical phenomena or Op art.Movement in Squares, Tempera
6Bridget RileyBridget Riley Blaze 1, Emulsion on Hardboard, 43x43 in.
7Bridget RileyBridget Riley Descending, Emulsion on Hardboard, 36x36 in.
8Bridget RileyBridget Riley Arrest 1, Emulsion on Canvas, 70x681/4 in.
9Bridget RileyBridget Riley Cataract 3, PVA on Canvas, 87x873/4 in.
10Bridget RileyBridget Riley Orient 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 88x127 in.
11Bridget RileyAround the 1980’s her extensive exploration of color and contrast began.Dominance Portfolio, Blue, 1977
33Step One: Draw 3-4 circles of varying sizes Step Two:Draw a line vertically down the middle, then add curved lines to each side, make it symmetrical.
34Step Three: Using a ruler, measure out a checkerboard design for the background. Don’t be skimpy. HINT: DO NOT draw too many lines, it will take forever to color!
35The Complementary should be memorized! Step Four: Choose two colors of colored pencil; high contrasting colors or complementary colors Kids should color the THREE circles with the THREE complementary color sets each. Black and white background.The Complementary should be memorized!R-GB-OY-VHINT: Now, use your darker color of marker/cp and mark a small dot in every second square so you know where to use that color. DO BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND (circles) SEPERATELY!
37Step Five: For the last magical step, use a piece of charcoal and outline/shade around one half of the sphere, blending it out with your finger.***This helps give the illusion of the sphere 'popping' out of the background