This original, signed lithograph by Victor Vasarely is a wonderful example of Vasarely's technique. Using optical illusions, he produced abstract art that played with one's perceptions, so that what was in fact a flat surface seemed to have depth and motion. This piece has as its fundamental shape the lowly triangle which, in different colors and sizes, becomes the basis for an intricate, complex design.
Hungarian-born, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) lived and worked in France, first as a graphic designer and then as an artist pioneering the Op Art (short for Optical Art) Movement. Op Art works (such as this one) are abstract, typically with geometric shapes and patterns which create optical illusions giving the viewer the impression of movement. His works have been shown in museums, and in 1978 he opened the Vasarely Center, a gallery in New York City, to promote his art.
Op Art pieces like this are show-stoppers. One can't just walk by them without stopping to study their intricacies and tease out what is real and what is illusion. They add interest to every space.