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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op′ art′ɒp(n.)

  1. a style of art in which lines, forms, and space are distributed so as to produce optical effects, as illusory movement.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of op art:

1960–65; op (tical )

op′ art′ist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. op art(noun)

    a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve

Wiktionary

  1. op art(Noun)

    A genre of abstract art that uses geometric shapes and vivid colours to create optical illusions, such as an illusion of movement.

  2. Origin: Short for optical art.

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  1. Op art

    Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that makes use of optical illusions. "Optical art is a method of painting concerning the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing." Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.

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