Op Art Optical Art

(movement, mid 1960's-present)

Movement that developed in the United States and Europe in the mid-1960s. Deriving from the abstract expressionist movement, op art includes paintings concerned with surface kinetics. Colors were used in creating visual effects, such as afterimages and trompe-loeil. Vibrating colors, concentric circles, and pulsating moire patterns were characteristic of works by Victor Vasarely, Richard Anusziewicz, Bridget Riley, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Noland, and Larry Poons.

Masters of Deception


Optic Nerve

Op Art

Artists Op Art Optical Art:
  • aga - vas