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3rd grade students are learning about the Art movement of Op Art and one of it's most important artists, Victor Vasarely. The students were shown a powerpoint presentation based on the artworks and life of Vasarely. We discussed how optical illusions are our eyes are playing tricks on us and the artists who create them use both science and mathematics to create them. In this lesson, students use line, color and value to create an optical illusion of their own. They will also get an introduction to tertiary colors in which sit across from each other on the color wheel. When these colors are used together in an artwork it causes great contrast and helps to make the illusions pop even more.
click the link below to see the powerpoint presentation that the students received in class!
Learning Objectives: Optical illusions, using math in art, Op Art movement, Tertiary colors. Students will understand the importance of this art movement and how to create their own artwork in this style. c
Optical Illusion: an image or images that are created using lines, shapes and colors that trick your eyes into seeing something you do not.
Op Art Movement: Art movement in which artwork was created using Op art works. Artworks 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.
Intermediate/tertiary colors: colors that sit across from each other on the color wheel.