Victor Vasarely is a very special artist in the history of 20th century art. He became famous during his lifetime and distinguished himself in contemporary art by creating a new trend: optical art. His work is very coherent, from the evolution of his graphic art to his determination to promote a social art, accessible to all.
Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1906. In 1925, after his baccalaureate, he undertook brief medical studies at the University of Budapest, which he abandoned two years later. From this period, Vasarely kept a desire for method, objectivity, a thirst for knowledge... close to the scientific world.
In 1929, he entered the Muhëly, known as the Bauhaus school in Budapest. This school, created by Alexander Bortnyik on the model of the Bauhaus in Dessau, took up the teachings of artists such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Josef Albers in Germany. The influence of the Bauhaus teaching will be considerable in the work of Vasarely. Indeed, during this period, he was introduced to the trends of constructivism and discovered Abstract Art.