Thursday, July 5, 2012

Art in Aix......


Most people head off along the Cezanne trail when in Aix-en-Provence visiting his studio, his country home Jas de Bouffan, and the Gallery that houses some of his works, as after all he is the city's most famous son - but you can also follow an op art trail by visiting the quirky Foundation that houses the work of Hungarian-French artist Vasarely. Considered the earliest pioneer of Op Art with his 1930s work "Zebra" in Paris, he certainly developed into a master of the movement.....





Wander around the various galleries and marvel at the large scale works on display which confound the eye with their impressive optical illusions...where flat surface shapes seem to be either bursting out at you or shrinking back from your gaze....


The building itself was designed especially by Vasarely to display his works, and was opened in 1976. It is well worth a visit when you are next in Aix......Enjoy!!

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing place and fantastic, colorful captures! I love them! Hope you've had a great week, Catherine!

Sylvia

louciao said...

Will leave a comment as soon as my head stops spinning and my eyes can refocus! Imagine painting one of those canvasses: The mind boggles.

Catherine said...

Certainly worth a visit...

NixBlog said...

Interesting post. Op Art looks a little dated nowadays...

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