Op Art, Tate Liverpool

‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

Date

25 April 2019

Location

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool
SJ 33988 89828; 53.40111°N, 2.99430°W

Information

On show from 21 July 2018 until 5 July 2020 at the Tate Liverpool, Op Art in Focus is an exhibition featuring a variety of works of optical art. The Op Art movement began in the 1960s and is known for its use of bold colours, lines and geometric shapes.

Further Reading

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‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

Torsions (1965), laquered steel. Walter Leblanc (1932-1986).

Twelve Blacks and Four Silvers (1965), wood and metal. Jesus Rafael Soto (1923-2005).

White Field (1964), painted nails on canvas and board. Gunther Uecker (b. 1930)

Late morning (1967-68), polyvinyl acetate paint on canvas. Bridget Riley (b. 1931).

Meem Two (1967), oil paint on canvas. Anwar Jalal Shemza (1928-1985).

Fragments (1965), screenprint on perspex. Bridget Riley (b. 1931).

Fragments (1965), screenprint on perspex. Bridget Riley (b. 1931).

Fragments (1965), screenprint on perspex. Bridget Riley (b. 1931).

Fragments (1965), screenprint on perspex. Bridget Riley (b. 1931).

9 thoughts on “Op Art, Tate Liverpool

  1. Certainly very different from the norm, the second Fragments reminds me of the sail of an old ship, but that floor is just amazing – your first shot is definitely a ‘WOW!’

  2. Riley must be fun to photograph…but I like Soto, Leblanc & Uecker better, actually (but no one says “Op Art” like Brigit Riley). It’s interesting to see Craig Kauffman included – I knew him very well, a long time ago, in the early 70’s, when he was making some gorgeous pieces in colored plastic. Those were the days!! 😉

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