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op art

noun
1.
a style of abstract art in which lines, forms, and space are organized in such a way as to provide optical illusions of an ambiguous nature, as alternately advancing and receding squares on a flat surface.
Also, Op Art.
Also called op, optical art.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; op(tical) art
Related forms
op-art, adjective
op artist, noun
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  • Psychedelic paintings, op art, and kinetic works follow.
  • It is inspired by op art and laden with graphical quotations of corporate logos fashioned into layered patterns.
  • He devised innovative techniques that anticipated op art, a method of abstraction.
British Dictionary definitions for op art

op art

/ɒp/
noun
1.
a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement
Word Origin
C20: op, short for optical
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