Naples Art Institute will showcase the works of world-renowned artist, Victor Vasarely in its upcoming exhibition The Absolute Eye. Victor Vasarely is internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is acknowledged as the leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovations in color and optical illusion have had a strong influence on many modern artists. His paintings are in the permanent collections of many notable museums around the world.
His lifelong fascination with linear patterning led him to draw figurative and abstract patterned subjects, such as his series of harlequins, checkers, tigers, and zebras. The breakthrough brought by his “kinetic” visual experiments transformed the flat surface into a world of unending possibilities, bookmarking an era in the history of art and foreshadowing a new global reality shaped by programming and the Internet.
The Absolute Eye which is organized by PAN Art Connections, Inc., comprises more than 150 works – the majority of which are serigraphs, lithographs, gouache paintings, and drawings. Vasarely’s explorations of visual perception and spatial relationships are a source of inspiration for those interested in art, computer programming, architecture, and more.