“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.