Vasarely, a Hungarian-French artist born in 1906 ( - 1997) is a master of 20th century art and widely considered the father of “Op-Art.” He began creating in 1930s but it wasn’t until 1964 when TIME magazine coined the term, giving his influential work a definitive title. During the 1960s and 70s Vasarely’s artwork, often referred to as optical images, had a great impact on architecture, fashion, computer science, and the way we look at things in general. His kinetic visual experiments transformed the flat surface and foreshadowed a new global reality shaped by programming and the internet. Vasarely’s optically complex and illusionistic paintings were evidence to his belief that art making should be deeply social and an accessible visual language that could be universally understood. For him, through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors and shading, he could achieve the full illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. Victor Vasarely's work is featured in a number of prominent museums around the world and his manifestos continue to inspire artists today.