Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor, Between 3033 and 3036

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Equill, No. 33

Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 9 in
Historical Context:
Known chiefly as a driving force behind the short lived Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely advanced the position of geometric abstraction during the second half of the 20th century. His visual language, which originated in his training with the Hungarian Bauhaus, produced ambiguous perceptual effects with seemingly simple forms. "Equill No. 33," a variation on the artist’s Homage to the Hexagon experiments, engages the eye in a constant back and forth of spatial perception. A collage constructed of cut paper, "Equill No. 33" demonstrates this approach. Here, the artist uses colored rhombuses arranged in linear permutations that seem to rise and expand upward, backward, and forward. The present collage is likely a preliminary study for a larger work.

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