Cafesjian Center for the Arts Opens Victor Vasarely Optical Perspectives

The Cafesjian Center for the Arts Opens Victor Vasarely Optical Perspectives from September 10th, the exhibition includes a selection of 44 prints from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection will represent various periods of Vasarely’s legacy.

A prominent figure of 20th century art Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1906. Having studied art at the Podolini-Volkmann private academy and then at “Muhely” Academy in Budapest, Vasarely moves to Paris in 1930. Exploring the optical effects and interaction of color and form, Vasarely develops his own style of geometric abstraction, founding a new artistic movement. In 1965, after the “Responsive Eye” exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art, Vasarely was recognized the forefather of op-art.


Victor Vasarely, Zebra Couple on Gold Silver, Screeenprint on paper, Collection Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Defining the principle of unity of color and form, Vasarely creates the plastic alphabet, the units of which, through reconfigurations and permutations generate endless creative combinations. By developing the plastic alphabet into the universal language of art Victor Vasarely aspires to make art accessible to all, to contribute to the harmonious development of art and society.

The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world. Inspired by the vision of its founder, Mr. Gerard L. Cafesjian, the Center offers a wide variety of exhibitions, the majority of which are derived from Mr. Cafesjian’s own extensive collection of contemporary art. A diverse program of visiting lecturers, classic films, concerts, and numerous educational programs for adults and children augment the Center’s vigorous exhibition schedule.

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