“Le ciel, la mer, la terre”, Monte Carlo Grand Hotel, Monaco, 1979
Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian born in1906 who eventually moved to France, abandoning his medical studies for his true calling, art. In 1929 he began studies at Muhely, the centre of Bauhaus studies in Budapest.He then moved to France and worked as a graphic artist. Vacations at Belle-Isle influenced his art as he converted nature’s inspiration into abstract geometric forms.
In the 1950s kinetic art was flourishing and he published his views on”plastique cinetique” in his Manifeste Jaune. The 1960 and 70s brought with it a fascination with hexagonal shapes and cellular structures.
He died in 1997, one of the founders of op-art.
This is the Mosaic I designed for my parents to put up in the new room they are adding to their house. It was designed using my computer, then we laid it out on the floor, and then put it up in small chunks. This video chronicles the two day experience of putting it on the wall. The Music is “I Think I Need a New Heart” by the Magnetic Fields. - Anzowitty
Ten regional community groups won the State Images Community
Art Competition to have their mosaic design installed at Barrack
Square.The images represent each region’s culture,community
and lifestyle at the turn of the millennium.
Artists used over 60,000 tiles to create mosaic artworks from the
original designs.The mosaic works were duplicated and are also
displayed in the corresponding regions,linking country and city.