Op Art High School

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Optical Art Mrs. Comstock:

Optical Art Mrs. Comstock

What really defines optical art?:

What really defines optical art? When you look at an optical illusion image, it may look like it is swelling or warping. Bridget Riley Movement in Squares, 1961

… it might look like it is flashing or vibrating…:

… it might look like it is flashing or vibrating… Bridget Riley

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It might look like it is moving…

Several pieces of artwork we just looked at were by artist Bridget Riley:

Several pieces of artwork we just looked at were by artist Bridget Riley Born in 1931, Bridget Riley was an optical artist from England.

Another Bridget Riley::

Another Bridget Riley: Bridget Riley Loss, 1964

Op Art often has patterns.:

Op Art often has patterns.

Op art also often tricks your eye. For example: Is this a spiral? :

Op art also often tricks your eye. For example: Is this a spiral?

No-It is separate circles.:

No-It is separate circles.

Where did the term “op art” come from?:

Where did the term “op art” come from? The constructivist practices in Walter Gropius Bauhous school in Germany termed ‘Op art’.

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The term made its way into Times magazine for the first time in 1964.

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However reflecting on history, Victor Vasarely (b. 1908 – 1997 Hungary) had painted his famous zebras in 1938 (there are quite a few versions of this).

Victor Vasarely was actually considered to be the father of Op Art.:

Victor Vasarely was actually considered to be the father of Op Art.

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Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian French artist He worked as a graphic artist in the 1930s. He developed his style of geometric abstract art.

There are different techniques to creating OP art::

There are different techniques to creating OP art:

You can alternate lines in an image to create illusion.:

You can alternate lines in an image to create illusion.

You can combine methods.:

You can combine methods.

Another method::

Another method: http://artfulartsyamy.blogspot.com/2012/01/lesson-plan-op-art-spheres-easy-way.html

Here is a helpful video::

Here is a helpful video: http://behindopticalillusions.wordpress.com/tag/tutorial/

Let’s finish this out with an optical illusion video for entertainment::

Let’s finish this out with an optical illusion video for entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44mw37d8LQw

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