Year: 1974
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 31 1/2 X 31 1/2″ in (80 X 80 cm)

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Born in 1906, the French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely is best known as the founder and leader of the Op Art movement, a style of visual art that uses optical illusions to captivate viewers. Created in 1937, ‘Zebra’ is a piece that is said to be one of the earliest examples of Op Art, helping to introduce and define his method of painting.

Vasarely’s work made great use of geometric, dimensional shapes and vibrant graphics to create his optical illusions. method of incorporating abstract visual effects in his paintings was inspired by many sources, including Wassily Kandinsky, Constructivism and the Bauhaus design principles.