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Exercise in
transformation on
one plane, Albers'
basic course,
late 1920s

Bauhaus philosophy


Op-art or optical art uses the elements of color and shape to "trick" the eye into seeing movement. Joseph Albers taught the Bauhaus classes, which included the primary exercises, these later led to the development of Op-art. (Piper, p.708)

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