Madrid museum toasts Victor Vasarely, father of Op Art

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely, ‘Feny,’ 1973, Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza © Victor Vasarely, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018

MADRID – From June 7 to  Sept. 9, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to Victor Vasarely, (1906–1997), the founding father of Op Art.

Composed of works from the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, the Victor Vasarely Museum in Pécs, the Foundation Vasarely in Aix-en- Provence and prominent loans from private collections, 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 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 postwar 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.