What is Op Art?Op Art, short for Optical Art, is art that iscomposed to ‘fool the eye’ into thinking thata 2 dimensional drawing appears 3dimensional.Line, shape and color are careful chosen andprecisely put together to make your brainthink that the painting or drawing hasmovement.It became popular in the 1960’s and is stillcreated by artists today.
Bridget Riley “The Mother of Op-Art”• Bridget Riley was born in 1931 in London and spent her childhood in Cornwall and Lincolnshire Lincolnshire.• She went to college in London from 1949 to 1955. Her first solo art show was in 1962. Cornwall London
Movement in Squares
Step 1 Lightly trace hand with a pencil.(Take any rings off before tracing)
Step 2Using a BLACK GEL pen, start at the edge of the paper. Begindrawing a straight line toward your hand. When you get to your hand draw a curved line over your hand. Imagine thatyour pen is ‘crawling over your hand’. After ‘crawling overyour hand’ return to a straight line until you reach the other side of the paper.
Step 3Continue drawing lines, close together up and down fromyour original line. Try to keepthe spacing between the lines small and even. You will see your hand start to ‘emerge’ from the paper! Draw lines until your whole paper is covered.