Optical Art
Terms We Need to Know
Elements
• Space:
– There are two types of space; positive
(filled-in) and negative (empty)
– Space ...
Terms We Need to Know
Principles
• Movement
– Can be real (like in mobiles) or created
– How the piece is arranged to make...
Actual Movement
Perceived Movement
Terms We Need to Know
Principles
• Contrast
– The difference between different elements
in a piece of art
– The difference...
Flashback to the 1960s
• The world was in a state of
flux - everything was
changing
• President Kennedy had just
been assa...
The 1960s in Art
• Art during the 1960s
was no different
• Artists had started
experimenting with
abstract art - art that
...
Jackson
Pollock was
throwing paint
around to show
movement
Andy Warhol was
creating multiples of
pop culture images like
Marilyn Monroe
Roy
Lichtenstein
was painting
comic book
pages
And Mark Rothko was
trying to capture emotions
with fields of color
Art Had Gone Mad
Gone were the days of painting a portrait or a vase of
flowers. Art had to be more thoughtful, more
acade...
Op Art
The term Op Art refers to Optical Art.
Op Art originated in the 1960's. It was first called “kinetic art”
(art whic...
Victor Vasarely
French artist who was
concerned with
making flat
canvases appear to
have volume and
roundness
Bridget Riley
• British artist
concerned with
creating movement
in black and white
and disorientation
BRIDGET RILEY
BRIDGET RILEY
Are the dots white or gray?
When you stare at a color for a long time,
then you stare into an empty space… you
can sometimes see the opposite of that
...
When you stare at a color for a long time,
then you stare into an empty space… you
can sometimes see the opposite of that
...
When you stare at a color for a long time,
then you stare into an empty space… you
can sometimes see the opposite of that
...
OP ART CUBES
• I CAN…
• USE THE ELEMENTS AND
PRINCIPLES OF ART TO
CREATE 6 DIFFERENT
OPTICAL ART DRAWINGS
• CREATE A 3
DIM...
Op art cube 6th
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Op art cube 6th
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Op art cube 6th
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  • This is awesome! I love the tie in to popular culture in the 60's - I've been teaching Op art forever and I never knew that we see opposite complementary colors after we stare at them for a while - so cool! thanks for sharing!
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  1. 1. Optical Art
  2. 2. Terms We Need to Know Elements • Space: – There are two types of space; positive (filled-in) and negative (empty) – Space deals with how open some areas are and how filled-in others are
  3. 3. Terms We Need to Know Principles • Movement – Can be real (like in mobiles) or created – How the piece is arranged to make our eyes move • Do our eyes move quickly? Slowly?
  4. 4. Actual Movement Perceived Movement
  5. 5. Terms We Need to Know Principles • Contrast – The difference between different elements in a piece of art – The difference in how light and dark the colors or values in a piece are • Black and white is the greatest contrast you can have in terms of value
  6. 6. Flashback to the 1960s • The world was in a state of flux - everything was changing • President Kennedy had just been assassinated • The Civil Rights movement was taking place • The Beatles were forever changing the sound of music • The “ideal” 1950s were fading away and the radical change of the 1960s and youth culture were taking place
  7. 7. The 1960s in Art • Art during the 1960s was no different • Artists had started experimenting with abstract art - art that does not show objects as they appear in real life
  8. 8. Jackson Pollock was throwing paint around to show movement
  9. 9. Andy Warhol was creating multiples of pop culture images like Marilyn Monroe
  10. 10. Roy Lichtenstein was painting comic book pages
  11. 11. And Mark Rothko was trying to capture emotions with fields of color
  12. 12. Art Had Gone Mad Gone were the days of painting a portrait or a vase of flowers. Art had to be more thoughtful, more academic. The Optical Artists didn’t want to be any different. They based a whole movement around how we see.
  13. 13. Op Art The term Op Art refers to Optical Art. Op Art originated in the 1960's. It was first called “kinetic art” (art which moves) because some of the art actually moved or appeared to move because of the way the designs play tricks on our vision. The visual effects use color and patterns that disturb the eye and cause it to see images or movement on a flat surface. Victor Vasarely is considered the father of Op Art. Vasarely explored visual illusions, and combined geometric elements with color and value to result in optical illusions. One of the most effective Op Art illusionists is Bridget Riley. Her work includes black and white linear work which makes her pictures appear to wave.
  14. 14. Victor Vasarely French artist who was concerned with making flat canvases appear to have volume and roundness
  15. 15. Bridget Riley • British artist concerned with creating movement in black and white and disorientation
  16. 16. BRIDGET RILEY
  17. 17. BRIDGET RILEY
  18. 18. Are the dots white or gray?
  19. 19. When you stare at a color for a long time, then you stare into an empty space… you can sometimes see the opposite of that color!!
  20. 20. When you stare at a color for a long time, then you stare into an empty space… you can sometimes see the opposite of that color!!
  21. 21. When you stare at a color for a long time, then you stare into an empty space… you can sometimes see the opposite of that color!!
  22. 22. OP ART CUBES • I CAN… • USE THE ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF ART TO CREATE 6 DIFFERENT OPTICAL ART DRAWINGS • CREATE A 3 DIMENSIONAL CUBE FROM A 2D PAPER • USE A RULER TO MEASURE AND DRAW A GRID

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