Posts Tagged ‘op art’

Vibrating mandala – without any moving parts

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Via my friend Stephen. If you know the name of the artist or designer, please comment.

This effect is, I believe, called visual vibration, though that’s usually achieved by juxtaposing particular colours, and here I think shape/form are playing a role. This is not a gif. It’s a static image that simply appears to move.

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Barbara Brown on The Textile Blog.

Sunday, November 30th, 2008


English textile designer Barbara Brown produced these superb textiles in the 60s and 70s. We found her designs by chance on The Textile Blog, a well-written site out of England covering “the history of interiors and interior furnishings over the last three centuries.” The writer is John Hopper, a trained textile designer from Cornwall.

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Felice Varini – geometry projected on architecture

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Swiss artist Felice Varini applies these geometric “perspective-localized” paintings to rooms and other architectural surfaces. Varini’s perspectival installations are interesting in that they project visually compelling geometric shapes onto architectural spaces but the shapes are only seen in their perfect geometric form from a single, specific vantage point. When you step away from that place, the image becomes fractured or distorted.

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