Art as Visual Research: Kinetic Illusions in Op Art [Preview]

Art and neuroscience combine to create fascinating examples of illusory motion

British artist Peter Sedgley was Riley's partner for a decade and an important figure in the op art world. His paintings explore the optical interaction of concentric colored circles, which echo the geometry of the human eye and seem to pulsate on the black background. Sedgley airbrushed bands of color to create soft, overlapping rings in this 1968 work, YOU.

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