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Top Ten Paintings/Works of Art by Victor Vasarely

Top Ten Paintings/Works of Art by Victor Vasarely

       Victor Vasarely was born on April 9, 1906 in Pécs (Hungary). Vasarely grew up in Pieštany (then Pöstyén) and Budapest where in 1925 he took up medical studies at Budapest University. In 1927 he abandoned medicine to learn traditional academic painting at the private Polini-Volkmann academy. In 1928/1929, he enrolled at Sándor Bortnyik’s Muhely (lit. “workshop”, in existence until 1938), then widely recognized as the center of Bauhaus studies in Budapest. Cash-strapped, the muhely could not offer the whole range of its illustrious Bauhaus model, and concentrated on applied graphic art and typographic design. Vasarely’s excellence in drawing was quickly noticed. In 1929 he painted his Blue Study and Green Study. In 1930 he married his fellow student Claire Spinner (1908-1990). Together they had two sons, Andre and Jean-Pierre. In Budapest, he worked for a ball-bearings company in accounting and designing advertising posters.

  1. Vega-Nor (1969)

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  2. Orion K (1972)

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  3. Untitled 2 (1975)

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  4. Alom

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  5. Untitled

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  6. Vonal Ksz, Reytey-va (1969)

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  7. Optical illusion

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  8. Supernovae (1961)

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  9. Vega-Os (1956)

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  10. Cheyt M

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  11. Yon (1969)

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  12. Torony-Nagy (1969)

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  13. Zebra (1944)

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  14. Composition (1975)

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  15. Arcturus II (1966)

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  16. Ibadan-Pos (1957)

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  17. Untitled

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  18. Deuton MC (1969)

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  19. Tridim (1970)

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  20. MEH2 (1969)

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  21. Tridem K

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  22. Belle-Isle-Bleue (1949), Tampico (1953)

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  23. Attika (1957)

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  24. Untitled (1969)

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  25. Taimyr (1958)

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  26. Orion C (1962)

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  27. Serie Cube V

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  28. La Maison (1949)

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  29. Untitled (1963)

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  30. Nives II (1958)

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Top Ten Paintings/Works of Art by Maurits Cornelius Escher

Top Ten Paintings/Works of Art by Maurits Cornelius Escher

       Maurits Cornelius Escher was born on June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden (Friesland), The Netherlands. His father George Arnold Escher, who was a civil engineer, and his mother Sarah Gleichman Escher, had three sons of which Maurits was the youngest. The Escher family lived in Leeuwarden for the first 5 years of Maurits Cornelius’ life in a large house called ‘Princessehof’. This house would later be turned into a museum to host work from M.C. Escher, but not exclusively from him. In 1903 the Escher family moved to Arnhem where Maurits took carpentry and piano lessons until he was thirteen. From 1912 until 1918, Maurits Cornelius Escher attended secondary school. Though he excelled at drawing, his grades were generally poor. He never succeeded in his final exam, so M.C. has never officially graduated. M.C. then started studying at the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. he briefly studied architecture, but then made a switch to decorative arts. After three years, Maurits decided he had gained enough experience in drawing and woodcutting and left the school.

  1. Waterfall (1961)

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  2. Relativity (1953)

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  3. Smaller and Smaller (1956)
    Smaller and Smaller
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  4. Hell (1935)

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  5. Gravity (1952)

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  6. Drawing Hands (1958)
    Drawing Hands
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  7. Bond of Union
    Bond of Union
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  8. Day and Night (1938)
    Day and Night
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  9. Print Gallery (1956)

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  10. Ascending and Descending (1960)

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  11. Hand with Sphere (1935)

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  12. Encounter (1944)

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  13. Magic Mirror (1946)

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  14. Moebius Strip II (1963)

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  15. Up and Down (1947)
    Up and Down
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  16. Dewdrop (1948)
    Dewdrop
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  17. Eye (1946)

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  18. Balcony (1945)
    Balcony
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  19. Puddle (1952)

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  20. Skull with Cigarette (1962)
    Skull with Cigarette
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  21. Belvedere (1958)
    Belvedere
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  22. Still Life with Mirror (1934)
    Still Life with Mirror
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  23. Three Spheres II (1946)

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  24. Reptiles (1943)
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  25. Three Worlds (1955)
    Three Worlds
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  26. Sky and Water I (1938)
    Sky and Water I
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  27. Fish and Frogs (1949)
    Fish and Frogs
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  28. Fish (1942)
    Fish
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