Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

It's time to talk about the madman of geometric abstract art, Victor Vasarely. Born in Pécs, Hungary, in 1906, Vasarely was a pioneer in the world of op art, kinetic art, and geometric abstract art. The man was a true artist, pushing boundaries and exploring new mediums like it was nobody's business.

Vasarely began his academic career in medicine at Eötvös Loránd University in 1925 but abandoned the field in 1927 to focus on traditional academic painting at the private Podolini-Volkmann Academy. That's where the madness began. The man was a true visionary, experimenting with patterns and organic images in his early works.

He left Hungary in 1930 and settled in Paris, where he worked as a graphic designer and creative consultant at advertising agencies. His works were a visual feast, producing Kinetic images and Supernovae (1959–61), which can now be seen at Tate Modern. His Tribute to Malevitch (1954), a ceramic wall picture of 100 m2 (1,100 sq ft) at the University of Caracas, Venezuela, is another significant work of this period.

Vasarely's legacy is one of innovation and experimentation, pushing the boundaries of what we know and understand about art. He was a pioneer of optical illusion, and his dedication to the study of these illusions has secured his place as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

His artistic vision and creativity have secured his place as a legend in the world of art, leaving behind a vast body of work that continues to inspire and intrigue art lovers around the world. The man was a true artist, and his legacy will undoubtedly continue to live on for generations to come.

Check out the abstract collection and find works of art still inspired by his imagination:

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