(Pécs, 9 April 1906 – Paris, 15 March 1997)
He attended the Mühely Academy in Budapest, where Sandor Bortnyik was inspired by the teachings of Walter Gropius' Bauhaus.
1947 was a special year for Vasarely: he changed his painting style, starting with the analysis of geometric abstractions (the "forms in the forms"): stones, circles, squares, etc.
Since 1950, Optical Art has developed, called Op-Art, and Vasarely declares to belong to that movement, having practiced other studies on the kinetics of black and white.
Towards the end of the 40s, Vasarely bought a small house in Gordes.
The paintings and works of this period are classified under the Gordes-Cristal period, characterized by simplified forms and few colours, especially yellow, green and black.
The Pamir painting (1950) makes this idea: the black square in the foreground and the angles exposed to the curves of the central subject give the effect that there are several overlapping spatial planes in motion.