In creating his architectural center in 1976, Victor Vasarely made a gesture of exceptional significance and generosity. This French artist of Hungarian origin (Pécs 1906 – Paris 1997), internationally recognized as the father of Op Art, a specialist in optical and kinetic effects, as well as a brilliant advertising illustrator, created in Aix-en-Provence “La Cité polychrome of happiness “, bringing together visual artists, architects and urban planners, and wished to promote a social art accessible to all.
In order to comply with official guidelines, the Vasarely foundation remains closed until further notice. The current health situation forces us to do so.
We will inform you as soon as possible of the reopening of our activities.
We hope to be able to see you again soon ! In the meantime, take good care, stay healthy and please receive our cordial greetings.
Dear Sir / Madam, dear members,
Due to the current context and travel restrictions from one country to another, as well as the uncertainties about the reopening of museums, we are forced to cancel the trip to Budapest and Pécs, scheduled from May 27 to June 1, 2020. We deeply regret it and we hope to be able to offer it again as well as other trips and outings in the very near future.
Hope to see you again soon and in good health, cordially.
Friends of the Vasarely Foundation
A conference by Agnès Ghenassia
The portrait, which in the nineteenth century was still the result of private commissions, has become among modern artists the support of many formal researches. Much more than a simple imitation of the model, it bears witness to many questions linked to the “presence” of an identity, even when screened by distortion.
Whether it is the fruit of a face to face with the living model or composed from a photograph, what does the “flesh” of the painting bring to the face?
Today, portraiture is making a massive return to contemporary art, sometimes questioning the “I” as a social, moving construction, and moving away from the true and the authentic, but still showing interest in individual.
Tuesday, March the 3rd 2020 at 10:30 am
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