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The Father of Op Art - Victor Vasarely

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by Tyler last modified Jan 25, 2011

I recently came across some photos that lead me to the Foundation site of Victor Vasarely. I had hunted his work on eBay on a couple of occasions but had not really done any research. Vasarely had the idea to create “Cité polychrome du Bonheur” (“Polychromatic City of Happiness”). It is located in the Aix-en-Provence, [...]




 

 

I recently came across some photos that lead me to the Foundation site of Victor Vasarely. I had hunted his work on eBay on a couple of occasions but had not really done any research. Vasarely had the idea to create “Cité polychrome du Bonheur” (“Polychromatic City of Happiness”). It is located in the Aix-en-Provence, South of France. It looks absolutely amazing. Has anyone visited there? Tell us how it was! More after the jump

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely

According to Victor Vasarely, “we must fight against the visual pollution caused by the massive apartment buildings built in the 1960s which were inhuman and devoid of life. We must help people escape the dullness of their daily routines” by bringing color to them through the integration of plastic arts. “The integration of esthetic beauty into architecture is made possible by the use of prefabricated building materials which are meticulously selected for their attractive features. As unprecedented demographic booms occur around the world, the development of major building programs in urban and rural communities becomes increasingly common. Scientific inventions have completely transformed the building trade. Prefabricated parts are becoming one of the major industries of today’s consumer society. Not only are the tangible elements of building design (comfort, hygiene, space, light) important, but the intangible, mental elements must also be taken into consideration in the design of a city – these are just as crucial to our health as oxygen, vitamins or even love.” Clipped from http://www.fondationvasarely.fr

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic
Image by Leon Chew

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic
Image by Leon Chew

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic
Image by Leon Chew

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

victor vasarely plastolux op art design graphic

http://www.fondationvasarely.fr



 

 

 
 
 

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