Exploring Op Art

Op Art is a style developed in the 1960s that utilizes precise geometric figures and placement to create optical illusions.  The thing I find most fascinating about it is how changes in the color, saturation, or background of a piece can create a whole different vibe.

These are some recent Op Art experiments, created as tests for some posters I wanted in my Zazzle Store.

It’s actually the same base image (which took about an hour to create) so all of the differences you see are the result of changes in blending, color, and saturation.  I had SO MUCH FUN with these because the possible variations are endless.  It’s almost like the butterfly effect in art form.

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