What does op art mean?

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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


  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.


  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.

Anagrams for op art »

  1. Prato

  2. aport


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of op art in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of op art in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gwendolyn Brooks:

    Each body has its art...

  2. Claude Bernard:

    Art is I; science is we.

  3. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface:

    All art is quite useless.

  4. Jean Cocteau:

    Art is science made clear.

  5. William Pickens:

    Living together is an art.

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