“Victor Vasarely: The Absolute Eye” opens at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury

On Thursday, the Mattatuck Museum opened the acclaimed exhibition Victor Vasarely: The Absolute Eye. The exhibition of 60 serigraphs and objects is on loan from the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece. This is the first time a selection from the museum’s extensive Vasarely collection - one of the largest serigraph collections of Victor Vasarely - is on view in the United States. Victor Vasarely is the world-renowned Father of the Op Art movement, and this exhibition examines the optical and geometric grounding of his illusionistic art of multi-dimensional, polychrome spaces. It is on view at the Mattatuck Museum from February 18 through April 10, 2016. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Savings Bank of Danbury. Vasarely’s unprecedented use of perceptual abstraction and his early anticipation of the shift in human optics make him one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In his works, a flat

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