Vasarely: the birth of Op Art in Madrid



On 7th June 2018, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum will open a monographic exhibition on the Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 – Paris, 1997), one of the main representative artists of the Op Art movement who spent most of his creative life in France.  The Vasarely Foundation is in Aix en Provence, France.

The Vasarely Museum in Budapest, the Victor Vasarely Museum in Pécs and the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence all worked together to loan outstanding works for this exceptional exhibition.

The main creative phases of the artist’s career will explore through a chronological order. Visitors will better appreciate and understand the fundamental role of Vasarely’s work in the development of post-war geometric abstraction and the experimentation with colours, shapes and modernity.