optical art
noun Date: 1964 nonobjective art characterized by the use of straight or curved lines or geometric patterns often for an illusory effect (as of motion)

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  • Optical Art — Die Op Art, von engl. Optical Art ist eine Stilrichtung der Malerei, die um 1960 aufkam. Mit Hilfe von geometrisch abstrakten Formmustern und Farbfiguren sollen im Auge des Betrachters Bewegungs und Flimmereffekte hervorgerufen werden, die zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Optical Art — Op|ti|cal Art [ ɔptɪkl ɑ:t], die; [engl. optical art, eigtl. = optische Kunst]: Op Art …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Optical Art — Op|ti|cal Art [ ɔptikl ɑ:t] die; <aus engl. optical art, eigtl. »optische Kunst«> svw. ↑Op Art …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • optical art. — See op art. Also, Optical Art. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • optical art. — See op art. Also, Optical Art. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • optical art — op·ti·cal art loc.s.f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS arte → op art {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1935. ETIMO: comp. di optical ottico e art arte …   Dizionario italiano

  • optical art — op′tical art′ n. fia op art • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • optical art — noun Op art …   Wiktionary

  • optical art — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized O&A : nonobjective art characterized by the use of straight or curved lines or geometric patterns often for an illusory effect (as of perspective or motion) …   Useful english dictionary

  • optical — adj. 1 of sight; visual. 2 a of or concerning sight or light in relation to each other. b belonging to optics. 3 (esp. of a lens) constructed to assist sight or on the principles of optics. Phrases and idioms: optical activity Chem. the property… …   Useful english dictionary

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