op art


op artist noun

Examples of op art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The op art movement is palpable in the shoe with its kaleidoscope pattern of graphic and leather stripes, as well as the zebra print, Felloni’s nod to visual optics in play. Allyson Portee, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2024 How the auction of valuable Bridget Riley 'op art' prints will help build new homes. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023 Riley, like other op art pioneers initially produced works in black and white. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2023 The exhibit was the work of Bridget Riley, a British painter famous for her op art paintings. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 27 June 2022 Created by contemporary artist Felipe Pantone, a specialist in op art, the multicolor treatment produces an optical effect of transitioning hues throughout the open dial. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 9 July 2021 Although the op art movement was short-lived, Mr. Anuszkiewicz continued to exhibit in galleries and museums across the country and abroad. Jillian Steinhauer, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2020 In fact, movements like op art, and Riley's paintings in particular, have inspired vision scientists to study further the phenomena that lie behind them. Daniel Glaser, A-LIST, 1 July 2018 Lance Wyman Lance Wyman’s design for the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics incorporated hypnotic geometric lines and colors, pre-Columbian artifacts and modern typography to create a quintessential op art logo. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 30 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of op art was in 1964

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“Op art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/op%20art. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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