Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Travelling in Vasarely's Vonal Period

Victor Vasarely was from Budapest and he MUST have been inspired by the architecture. As you can see here, there is a lot of repetition and rhythm in the architecture of Budapest. It's everywhere! There's more than in other cities I've visited. There were blocks and blocks of repetitive patterns.

Here's more in the floor of St. Stephan's Basilica on the Pest side. This could have been an inspiration for his circle paintings.

 This view of the inside of the dome at St. Stephan's especially coincides with this series

Buildings like this one are all over Budapest. Window after window and column after column, it really is everywhere. The street views are perfect examples of one point perspective and with all those repetitive windows it gives the illusion of falling into it, just like in the Vonal paintings.

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