Presentation on theme: "Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion"— Presentation transcript:
1 Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion Bridget RileyOp Art - The Art of Optical Illusion
2 What 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.
3 Op 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.
4 Bridget 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.
5 Movement 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
6 Bridget RileyBridget Riley Blaze 1, Emulsion on Hardboard, 43x43 in.
7 Bridget RileyBridget Riley Descending, Emulsion on Hardboard, 36x36 in.
8 Bridget RileyBridget Riley Arrest 1, Emulsion on Canvas, 70x681/4 in.
9 Bridget RileyBridget Riley Cataract 3, PVA on Canvas, 87x873/4 in.
10 Bridget RileyBridget Riley Orient 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 88x127 in.
11 Bridget RileyAround the 1980’s her extensive exploration of color and contrast began.Dominance Portfolio, Blue, 1977
33 Step 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.
34 Step 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!
35 The 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!
37 Step 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
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