Abirpothi

India’s only daily art newspaper

Birth Anniversary

Remembering Victor Vasarely, the father of optical art on his birth anniversary

A Hungarian French artist, Victor Vasarely considered to be the father of the Optical Art movement was born on April 9, 1906. He distinguished himself from contemporary art with the creation of optical art. Through his art, the artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth, utilizing geometric shapes and colourful graphics as seen in his …

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Diagonals, goddesses, and demons: Our ‘Celebration’ of Tyeb Mehta’s genius on his birth anniversary

One of the giants of the Indian art scene, Tyeb Mehta was born on July 26, 1925 in Kapadwanj, Gujarat. Abir Pothi pays tribute to this legacy on this day The anecdotes surrounding his art practice are many. One goes that an angry outburst, in a moment of creative frustration, he splashed a diagonal streak …

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