Art Of The Day Weekly
#518 - from 7 June 2018 to 13 June 2018
Victor Vasarely, Feny, 1973. Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza © Victor Vasarely, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Vasarely, a pioneering Op Art artist
MADRID – His name is linked to Op Art - or optic art – and to the galerie Denise René in Paris, who was his determined defender for more than half a century. Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), a pioneer, was Hungarian but accustomed to France, and shared this artistic adventure with companions such as Le Parc or Soto. But the exhibition at the Thyssen Museum is solely dedicated to his work, based in part on the corpus from his foundation in Aix-en-Provence, which experienced some troubled times, and in part on private collections, such as that of Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. It was already shown at the March foundation in Madrid shortly after his death, in 2000, and at the BBK room in Bilbao. Vasarely, who spent some time at the Bauhaus in Budapest, and was open to multiple collaborations, such as the one with Renault, suffered somewhat from an overexposure of his work.
• Victor Vasarely. El nacimiento del Op Art at the Thyssen-Bornemisza