The Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence

Victor Vasarely, the visual artist

Artist in a class of his own, forerunner, humanist and visionary, Victor Vasarely became aware, at the end of the 1950s, of the universality of art that he would like to see accessible to all.

Playing with perspective, he catches the viewer's gaze and draws him or her into a sensual universe where all bearings become blurred.

A range of bright and vibrant colours add to the works' geometrical aspect.

Caught in this kinetic process, they seem to move and come to life...

With this, Victor Vasarely initiated a new artistic trend, "Op Art", and became one of the major artists of the second half of the 20th century.

The "researcher-artist", as he liked to define himself, leads the visitor into a unique experience in the heart of his hexagonal structures: discovering, in the course of a tour, "the mobile and moving beauty of shapes".

The building, recognized as being of public utility in 1971, has been listed a Historic Monuments. Conceived by Vasarely in collaboration with the architects Jean Sonnier, Dominique Ronsseray and Claude Pradel-Lebar, the 5.000m² building is an example of the type of urbanism that the Foundation wants to promote. Sixteen hexagonal modules are interlinked in a gigantic construction set.

The Vasarely Foundation in Aix en Provence with its 44 monumental works hosts throughout the year contemporary art exhibitions, lectures, concerts, colloquia and and artistic forums and welcomes the young public (children and students) to guide them in the discovery of Victor Vasarely's work.

In the heart of the lumino-kinetic building, the young and old alike will let themselves be transported by the architectonic integrations.

The Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence

Figi Majus MC 1967

Animations at the Vasarely Foundation

Chamber of the kinetic experiment

Integrations of Victor Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence

Dia or CF 1968

The Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence

Fondation Vasarely - 1, avenue Marcel Pagnol - 13090 Aix-en-Provence

+33 (0)4 42 20 01 09

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