ABOUT OP ART

Op Art explored the fallibility of the human eye.

It demonstrated how the human eye could be controlled to see certain images.

In many ways, Op Art explores optical illusions and deceptions. The artists of the movement claimed that Op Art was a movement that encompassed the human eye, and that it’s the most important tool for interpreting art. One of the goals in Op Art is to try to make the brain interpret information differently. Sometimes the Op artists would play illusionary tricks to force the brain to interpret information that did not exist. In the same way, Op Art uses contrasting colors as white and black to directly compromise the minds power to register information. As a result of these methods, a simple drawing of black and white circles might appear to move when it really didn’t.

. Op Art was simple in its style. Most of the Op Art images had geometric forms or shapes. Their color scheme was made up of essentially two main colors—black and white. The artists used the black and white colors because they had a tonal effect that created an appearance of movement. The artists also appreciated black and white colors because they removed all sense of form. They also used visual fluctuations in their work that created an apparent conflict. Op artists often used interconnecting and interweaving lines to create a moving effect of bending and swaying. The visual effect also created conflict with the human eye. The spectator has to forcefully strain his or her eyes to maintain a close observation of the lines. Op Art’s style is almost always similar to these main ideas. Op artists worked to captivate the performance of perception. In most instances, they represented a reevaluation of the human mind.

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