HARMAS, 1966

Victor Vasarely

mixed media
244.0 cm; 260.0 cm;

Olomouc Museum of Art

signed down in the middle: Vasarely / symbol of the Aubusson workshop
signed on the reverse P down: "HARMAS" / 260x244 / 1966 / Vasarely

The tapestry originated during Vasarely's peak creative period and is one of his key works.  Basic geometric elements, squares and circles, in colour combinations of red, brown, beige, and grey overlap to create an impressive layered illusion.  The spatial layers intersect and divide each other into regular rhythmic units. The resulting effect is not as disturbingly tantalizing as other optically illusive works. The rhythm, the chosen colourfulness, and even the framing formed by a number of red circles, have a calming effect and give the tapestry great visual power with inner order.

Victor Vasarely | New Acquisitions I, II | Insight into the Collections of the Olomouc Museum of Art (solo exhibition, 2015)
Century of Relativity. Permanent Exhibition of 20th Century Fine Arts (group exhibition, 2016)

Copyright Muzeum umění Olomouc

HARMAS. Victor Vasarely. Central European Art Database. [online]. 03/21/2019

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016