Vasarely at the Pompidou Centre; an eye-popping event
For the first time in France, a major retrospective is devoted to Victor Vasarely, the father of OpArt. The Pompidou Centre, noted for its contemporary art exhibitions is the venue. Whether or not you’re familiar with the optical illusion images created by the Hungarian-French artist, The Sharing of Shapes will amaze you.
Vasarely; a true original
From being a student in the heart of the Bauhaus movement and throughout his life, Victor Vasarely was inspired by the various artistic movements that wove throughout the 20th century. He created paintings and sculptures using optical illusions in a kind of geometric abstract art, experimenting with shapes, colours, patterns and effects. The curators of the exhibition achieve a twofold objective. The first is, of course, to trace the chronological and thematic evolution of the artist and his production; the second to show how he left his mark on the popular culture of the 60s and 70s.
A fitting venue
The Pompidou Centre is the ideal setting for this type of exhibition, being a boldly experimental building. You’ll appreciate the vast spaces, the light and the architectural environment as well as the services such as the extensive library and the rooftop bar. The Victor Vasarely retrospective was designed to be accessible to all, with guided tours involving lip-reading and sign language, as well as visits catering for children. From February 6th to May 6th, 2019, discover the magnitude of The Sharing of Shapes and admire 300 works, documents and other items pertaining to the artist.
For several years, Paris has been a leading showcase for contemporary art, and this comprehensive new exhibition will certainly help to enhance that reputation. Book your no-queue ticket and guided tour today.
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