Op Art (also known as Optical Art) is a form of non-objective, non-representational, abstract art. It is very precise and exact, highly thought out and meticulously executed, there is no element of chance. Op Art is often rooted in mathematics, using geometric forms as building blocks, including lines and frequently based on a grid organization. The movement was most active during the early 1960s to the early 1970s.
The Op Art geometric shapes and compositions are characte
Color Theory, in art and design, refers to a set of principles and guidelines for working with color that includes pure colors (hues), their values, mixing and the perceptual effects of color. A complex topic with many different theories and the earliest color wheel from Sir Issac Newton. Most of the impact on Post War contemporary art is that derived from theorists and educators such as Johannes Itten (1888-1967) and his and publication of The Art of Color; Hans Hofmann (188
Geometric Abstraction is an area of abstract art where the nonobjective compositions are comprised of geometric shapes and forms, including squares, cubes, rectangles, lines, circles, spheres, etc. that can be floating and not grounded or in highly structured and rigorous compositions. The roots of using geometric shapes and forms in artwork date back to ancient times and virtually every culture. However, in regards to the influence on modern and contemporary art, the art for
Hard edge painting includes paintings in which individual colors have clear and distinct boundaries that separate the colors from one another. There is no physical blending of the colors, each color area is a single color. Hard edge painting can be observed in Geometric Abstraction, Op Art, Color Field painting and Post Painterly abstraction. Artists who practice hard edge painting: Richard Anuszkiewicz Ernst Benkert Mark Dagley Peter Demos Thomas Downing Gabriele Evertz Dean
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ANDREW HUFFMAN Modulated: Color and Structure Artist Reception: Friday, August 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM On view August 24 through September 29, 2018 In Andrew Huffman’s debut exhibition with David Richard Gallery, he will present a series of new paintings entitled, Modulated. Based on the grid and utilizing an overlapping lattice structure, these hard edge paintings have many different combinations of hues and color interactions that explore illusory space and depth in a