op art

noun
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:
1960–65; op(tical) art

op-art, adjective
op artist, noun
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op art (ɒp)
 
n
a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement
 
[C20: op, short for optical]

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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.
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