Victor Vasarely: The birth of Op Art

5 June–9 September 2018

Exhibition Overview


In June 2018 the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 – Paris, 1997), one of the principal exponents of Op Art.

Comprising works from the Museum of Fine Arts-Victory Vasarely Museum in Budapest and from the Victor Vasarely Museum in Pécs, the exhibition will aim to offer an overall vision of the life and work of this Hungarian painter whose best output was created in France.

The exhibition includes works from all the principal phases of Vasarely’s career in order to present a chronological survey of his artistic evolution. Visitors will thus be able to appreciate the key role played by the artist in the development of geometrical post-war abstraction and to learn about the experiments based on his artistic principles and theoretical reflections which he undertook with the aim of bringing art and society closer together.

(Photo: Victor Vasarely, Feny, 1973, Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, © Victor Vasarely, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018)

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