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Meaning of "op art" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OP ART

Op, short for optical.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OP ART

op art  [ɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OP ART

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Op art is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OP ART MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Op art

Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that makes use of optical illusions. "Optical art is a method of painting concerning the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing." Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.

Definition of op art in the English dictionary

The definition of op art in the dictionary is a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OP ART

op-ed
op-ed page
op-shop
op.
op. cit.
opacifier
opacify
opacities
opacity
opah
opal
opal glass
opal-like
opaled
opalesce
opalescence
opalescent
opalescently
opaline

WORDS THAT END LIKE OP ART

black art
body art
clip art
commercial art
decorative art
fine art
folk art
kinetic art
martial art
minimal art
noble art
outsider art
performance art
pop art
rock art
state of the art
the black art
the noble art
video art
work of art

Synonyms and antonyms of op art in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «op art» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OP ART

Find out the translation of op art to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of op art from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «op art» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欧普艺术
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

op art
570 millions of speakers

English

op art
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेशन कला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفن المرجع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оп арт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

op art
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপর শিল্প
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

op art
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seni op
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Op-Art
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オプアート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

op 아트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Op art
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

nghệ thuật op
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Op கலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑप कला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Op sanat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

op art
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

op-art
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оп арт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

op artă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

op art
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

op kuns
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

op konst
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

op art
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of op art

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OP ART»

The term «op art» is regularly used and occupies the 67.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about op art

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OP ART»

Discover the use of op art in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to op art and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Op Art:
This bold new catalogue collects the work of a generation of international artists who were fascinated by the physical laws of light and optics, visual phenomena and the principles of perception.
Martina Weinhart, Max Hollein, 2007
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Op-Art Socks: Creative Effects in Sock Knitting
The book includes black and white swatches of all patterns so that you can readily perceive the Op Art illusions in each piece. Opt-Art Socks is truly unique in theme and designs. Go beyond ordinary sock knitting into new territory!
Stephanie van der Linden, 2013
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Graphic and Op-Art Mazes
40 original mazes, among most visually beautiful. 7 in full color. Op art effects, visual illusions, 3-D mazes, etc. Solutions.
Dave Phillips, 1976
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Optical Art: Theory and Practice
Explanation of optical art, an artistic development in the 1960s, and how it achieved its singular effects
Rene Parola, 1996
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Op Art: Perceptions of Reality
interest in Op Art: Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, and Op Art at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. Of these two exhibitions, Rimanelli asserts, "they restore Op as a subject of genuine fascination ...
Christine Michelle Humphrey, 2008
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Op Art Coloring Book
Publisher's Note Jean Larcher, a French graphic artist and designer with a special interest in optical phenomena, here offers 30 new and original op art designs created specially for their coloring potential. The abstract patterns and shapes, ...
Jean Larcher, 1975
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Name That Style: All about Isms in Art
it comes from the fact that this style is based on was Op Art popular? Op Art probably started with a work called Zebra, which Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely created in 1938. However, Op Art became most popular during the late 1960s in the ...
Bob Raczka, 2009
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Dress and Popular Culture
Art was sold as a fashion style, with the actual design of the garment acting as a support for the image. The choice of an op-art print for the first Scott dresses was in perfect harmony with the times. The "Responsive Eye" Op-Art exhibition held at  ...
Patricia Anne Cunningham, Susan Voso Lab, 1991
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Abstract Painting in Canada
including both Op art and Minimalism, turning on its head Neo-Geo's ironic appropriation of Op as a sign of modernist failure. Neither Op art nor Minimalist " existence" art was, after all, a "style," but a way of working that perceived of reality as a ...
Roald Nasgaard, 2008
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Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of The 1960s
This important book published to accompany the first major Op art exhibition by on American museum in twenty-five years, examines the development of the movement, its cultural context and its widespread impact on advertising, fashion and ...
Joe Houston, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OP ART»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term op art is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kinetic Works by the Artist Gego Are Headed for 2 Shows
Her sculpture “Sphere” was acquired in 1959 by the Museum of Modern Art, which included her in its landmark 1965 exhibition of Op Art, “The ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 24-30
Best of all, more of the museum's vast permanent collection is now on view, including an Op Art weaving, miniature spiral staircases, ballistic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Latin American print shows offers evocative voices
Venezuelan native Carlos Cruz-Diez's (1923- ) Op Art experiments with vibrant color and linear overlays creating dizzying optical experiences. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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David Richard Gallery Presents “(Un)Real”, An Examination of the …
David Richard Gallery is a contemporary art gallery specializing in post war art, including Color Field, hard edge, geometric abstraction, Op Art, ... «Press Release Rocket, Jul 15»
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New ARTneo Exhibition Spans 100 Years of Abstraction in …
“From Cubism and Futurism, to Op Art and hard-edge abstraction, the works illustrate how artists in Cleveland adapted and built upon ... «Cleveland Scene Weekly, Jul 15»
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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 17-23
Best of all, more of the museum's vast permanent collection is now on view, including an Op Art weaving, miniature spiral staircases, ballistic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Three engaging shows highlight the summer at the Weatherspoon
Op art employs geometric abstraction and tonal or color contrasts to create optical illusions and related visual effects. Strictly applied, the term ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
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Jaime Roque: From realism to optics
Coined in 1964 in response to an exhibit by artist Julian Stanczak, op art, as it is known, has as its roots in the German Bauhaus movement and ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 10-16
Best of all, more of the museum's vast permanent collection is now on view, including an Op Art weaving, miniature spiral staircases, ballistic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Dan Rizzie Prints
... Zimmerman works in a variety of styles, with elements of Pop, color field painting, Abstract Expressionism, and Op art present in his paintings. «East Hampton Star, Jul 15»

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