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					“Op” Art




Using Contrasts
You may have heard of an “Optical Illusion.”




            Is the ball moving?
Visual Tension

To create this illusion,
  Riley established a
  geometric unit – here
  a circle – repeated it
  to build a pattern. She
  then introduced subtle
  variations of form and
  gradation to create
                            Bridget Riley (b. 1931), Pause, 1964 Emulsion on board,
  visual tension.           44x42 in. Private collection.
Movement and Depth




 Carlos Cruz-Diaz
                                                                      Bridget Riley
                                                                                                   see biography
                                                        Decending




Archive photograph of artist Bridget Riley, one of Britain's most successful and well known contemporary artists.
She has been famous for her dazzling 'Op Art' painting since the sixties.
Look at this picture again:



In Op art, the dark colors
recede while the light
colors advance.
Chromatic Tension        Bridget Riley




Op artists also
 produced chromatic
 tension by
 juxtaposing (placing
 side by side)
 contrasting colors.

Complementary color
  pair (red and green)
  create a rhythmic
  sense of motion.
Complements
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    Noel Cole, 2008
OP ART Painting
   See checker board op art lesson hand out.

				
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