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Op Art Style

Op Art or Optical Art makes use of optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made only in black and white. The viewer has an impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or swelling and warping. Op art produces different perceptual experiences related to how vision functions. It is created in two primary ways: through the intersection of monochrome patterns and lines, often geometric in nature, and through interactions of colour. Lines may create after-images of certain colours due to how the retina processes light in the eye. There are three major classes of colour interaction: simultaneous contrast (surrounding one colour by a zone of different colour); successive contrast (viewing colours in sequence); and reverse contrast or assimilation (where contrasting zones seem to spread into adjacent regions).

Op Art Painters

Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Getulio Alviani, Richard Anuskiewicz, Reginald Neal.
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