Friday, April 30, 2010

Op art or optical art, is the method of painting in which there is an interaction between the illusion and picture plane. A successful piece of optical art also forces an interaction between seeing, and understanding the picture. This phenomenon of optical illusion is usually created by using contrasting colors or black and white in intricate patterns. There are three types of contrast used in most op art: simultaneous contrast, successive contrast, and reverse contrast. The term “Op Art” originated in 1964 in Time magazine. However, optical art has been painted since the 1930s. In my project, we did not paint op art, but took photos resembling an op art feel, and manipulated them in Photoshop.

Friday, April 2, 2010