Form Four – Optical Art!

vasarelyForm Four discussed in class how Optical Art can play tricks with your eyes. ‘Trompe l’oeil’ is the French definition of this art technique that uses realistic imagery to create optical illusion.

Trompe l’oeil vasarelystarted in the early Renaissance and evolved from there into Optical Art or “Op-art” in the 1960s. The artist Victor Vaserely is best known as the creator of Op-Art. He used contrast and curved lines to deceive the eye. By careful placing colours, Vaserely creates the optical illusion of 3-D images.

At the start of this project Form Four discovered that “seeing is not always believing!” All the children in the class used line and contrasting colours to give the illusion of their hand popping out from the picture! We hope you like their contrasting designs.