The Illusion of a Second Cube

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Victor Vasarely is often credited with being the founder of post-war optical painting. His works ignored the human form in favor of geometric shapes and abstract styles and are found in cultural hubs around the world, like Paris, Washington, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Budapest, Caracas, and Rotterdam. Mostly known as a painter, Vasarely was convinced to devise five geometric optical sculptures for the city of Jeddah in the 1980s. The Illusion of a Second Cube is one of them and it can be found along the Red Sea’s Corniche in the Al-Hamra Open Air Art Museum. Fashioned from enameled steel sheets, Vasarely’s contributions are impervious to the severe blistering hot coastal weather, as well as the effects of rambuctious children clambering all over them.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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8 Responses to The Illusion of a Second Cube

  1. babooshka says:

    I just love the art work here.

  2. Judy says:

    That looks to be a very bold sculpture, almost 3-D.

  3. interesting art. color and it is good that it is strong and lasts and does not fade.

  4. It’s one of those things you have to stare at for a while. I see all kinds of cubes in it. Very nice.

  5. This is a very nice one. Making it into a sculpture must have cost him some sleepless nights.

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