Kinetic optical art

Posted on , by l'artiste Viginie SCHROEDER

A captivating exploration of visual illusions


Kinetic optical art is much more than a simple visual experience.

It’s a journey through the twists and turns of perception, a fascinating fusion of geometric shapes and vivid colours that captivate the imagination.

In this article, we delve into the intriguing world of kinetic optical art, explore its rich history and discover the techniques that make it a true visual work of art.

Optical Art: An Illusion in Motion

Optical art emerged in the 1960s, revealing a world where geometry is transformed into dynamic optical illusions. Using abstract forms, artists create works that defy perception, giving the impression that art is constantly evolving.

Let’s delve into the history of this captivating, multi-faceted form of expression.

History: From Ancient Roots to the Modern Revolution

Optical illusions did not originate with kinetic art; they date back to ancient Greece. However, it was in the 19th century that these illusions found their place in the art world, gradually evolving into the Op Art we know today. Join us as we explore the roots of this movement and its evolution over time.

Optical Kinetic Art: The Fusion of Artistic Movements

Op Art did not appear in an artistic vacuum. It draws its inspiration from Neo-Impressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism and Dadaism. These movements shaped the techniques and central style of Op Art, creating a unique fusion of geometric abstraction and visual illusions.

Trompe-l’œil and Op Art: An Astonishing Alliance

Trompe-l’œil, a technique of three-dimensional representation, had a considerable influence on Op Art, and it’s this world that forms an integral part of the work we know today.

Contemporary developments in Op Art

It’s very interesting for me to imagine it, to reinvent it, to innovate and to add today’s contemporary touch.

Why be content with admiring a kinetic art painting when you can appreciate it in the form of a 3-dimensional sculpture revealing unsuspected details, and all this on a canvas.

Techniques of Optical Kinetic Art: The Alliance of Contrasts and Colours

The essence of this contemporary art lies in the combination of opposites. The bold use of black and white lines creates vibrant illusions, while the introduction of complementary colours extends the range of visual effects.

Explore the fascinating techniques that make my art an unforgettable visual experience.


Op Art transcends the boundaries of traditional art, inviting viewers to plunge into a universe where perception becomes an adventure.

From its ancient roots to the present day, kinetic optical art continues to amaze, challenging the limits of human vision.

Explore, discover, and let yourself be carried away by My captivating, three-dimensional, multi-faceted art that will amaze your heart, eyes and soul.