Victor Vasarely. The birth of Op Art

7 Jun 2018 – 9 Sep 2018

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Community of Madrid, Spain


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​In June 2018 the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to Victor Vasarely, one of the principal exponents of Op Art.


Comprising works from the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, the Victor Vasarely Museum in Pécs, the Fondation 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 in order 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 post-war 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.

Curator: Márton Orosz. 

Exhibiting artists

Victor Vasarely


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