op art

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op artist noun

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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, "Out of Your Mind," 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, "Behind the scenes with influential graphic artists from 50 years ago," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of op art

1964, in the meaning defined above

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