Exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame features work by Victor Vasarely

The World Chess Hall of Fame presents a new art exhibit, Victor Vasarely: Calculated Compositions, opening Friday, October 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Widely regarded as the “Father of the Op Art movement,” French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely became entranced by patterns, including that of a chessboard in the late 1930s, which became the quintessential framework for his art. Works in the exhibit are on loan from the collection of the Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, and are supplemented by selections from the collections of the World Chess Hall of Fame and Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, many of Vasarely’s works are compelling illusions of spatial depth. He credits his work to a wide range of influences, including Bauhaus design principles, Wassily Kandinsky, and Constructivism. After settling in Paris in 1930, Vasarely worked as a graphic artist while creating many