op art definition

  • noun:
    • A school of abstract art described as employing geometric forms and brilliant colors to create optical illusions, as of movement, and free the art of all but visual organizations.
    • A genre of abstract art that utilizes geometric forms and vivid tints to generate optical illusions, like an illusion of action.
    • a style of abstractionism popular within the 1960s; produces dramatic artistic effects with colors and contrasts which can be hard for the eye to eliminate
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