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Monday, November 18, 2019

Op Art


What is OP ART?
It is short for Optical Illusion.

  1. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. or contrasting colors. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement:





waving, spinning, swirling, vibrating...

Here are 2 Well know OpArt artist.... 


Bridgett Riley
1931- now 
88 years old when posted




Victor Vassarley 
1906-1997 
Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and






 Project in Art
Requirements:




-Final must contain at least 3 circles using cross contour line on them to create 3 forms. 
-A background that gives the illusion of movement (warping, waving, swirling  using lines or checkerboard. 
(background samples below)
HOW DO YOU DO THOSE!?
Above instructions for 
box 5,7 and 11


You can use the 4 I show above, then venture on your own and find more you like. 


or watch here...




Make practice fun by filling in squares on a cube with the techniques. 
(above using complementary colors)



(above on colored card stock using tints and shades)



Color Design
It is very important to use the correct colors in OPart. 
This light plays a big part on the eyes and how it reflects back onto them.
Black and white contrast and are an easy way to make the eyes bounce back and forth. 
Complementary colors have contrast as well and will do the same. 

-Emphasize (make stand out visually) 
the 3 spheres by using 
-Contrasting (opposite) color choices in background and 3 spheres 
to compliment each other. 

GRADE SCALE

FULL COLOR 110 points

75% color 100 points
(background pattern including white OR Sphere Pattern including white)

HALF COLOR 90 points
(background pattern including white AND Sphere Pattern including white)




Examples of Past Op Art Projects from Mineola Middle School 
2004-2014

Practice Ahead of time Helps...
I recommend practicing with cross contour shapes and then a variety of backgrounds to use. 
(Student below practicing )





--------2021 Art One Student-----
Justin, Jaylee, and Ozias


Karen, Josilen, 
Peyton C., Stephanie, 
Caroline and Lovella
Jannette and Carie
Brielle, Lyndie, 
Destinee, Danielle, 
Tania and Addyson


2019-2020
----6-8th grade Mineola Middle School Art----

1st period (below)

Yuka, Sa’Niya, Victoria, 
Ambria, Desiree, 
Kaleece, Jada & Jason


1st period
Rylee, Katie, Ruben (left),
Kaylynn & Stephanie (right)
(below)

 2nd period (below)
NoName, Chance,

Chris, Lucy, 
Zane & Moses 

Emmily & Francie
(below)


Danielle 6th grade (above)

Hazel, Anonymous, Bailee & Kaylee

 Kris, krissie, Jorja,
Tania, Maiyah,
Chevelle, Makena & Mariana

Bryan, Kaily, Athena,
Maiyah, David & Nathalie



7th and 8th graders
2009-2012


 Alexis and Angela
(above)

 Benji and Brenda
(above)

 Brianna and Colby
(above)

 Corbin and Dalton 
(above)

 Drason ad Hugo 
(above)

 Lily and Shanna
(above)


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