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Op Art And Optical Illusions. What is Op Art? Op is short for optical. Optical means having to do with the eye. As in Optometrist, optician, optics… Optical.

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1 Op Art And Optical Illusions

2 What is Op Art? Op is short for optical. Optical means having to do with the eye. As in Optometrist, optician, optics… Optical Illusions and Optical art are also referred to as Trompe de loeil or trompe loeil, which is French for to trick the eye.

3 Trompe Loeil

4 Optical Illusion. Is the ball moving?

5 Are the balls white or gray?

6 Op Art began in the 1960s. Optical Art is a mathematically- themed form of Abstract art, Abstract meaning it doesnt have to look like something.

7 What is Op Art? The point of optical art is to confuse the eye. There is no other subject.

8 more Op Art.

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11 In Op art, the dark colors recede while the light colors advance. Look at this picture again:

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13 M.C. Escher is most famous for his optical illusions and impossible architecture

14 M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher)

15 Eschers impossible architecture

16 Or, not so impossible!


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