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I saw on the map that in Aix-en-Provence there is Fondation Vasarely. I like such geometric art so on Saturday morning I went to Aix. I liked the museum very much. There were only a few visitors so I was glad that two small girls (in red!) were posing for their mother in front of the Vasarely's works. I also took some pictures of them. The paintings are quite big and in small space so to make good photo was rather difficult task.

Fondation Vasarely was established in 1966 by Victor Vasarely, aiming to build a centre "to promote his ideas of 'art for all' and of the 'city of tomorrow'." Construction of the building started in 1973 with architects John Sonnier and Dominique Ronsseray implementing the designs of Vasarely, and it was inaugurated 14 February 1976.

Forty-two 6 by 8 metres art works by Vasarely were constructed on the site to be on display in seven "cells", hexagonal rooms each 14 metres across and 11 metres high.

Victor Vasarely ( Hungarian born Vásárhelyi Győző 9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997), was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the op art movement.

Vasarely left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930.Vasarely eventually went on to produce art and sculpture using optical illusion. Over the next three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours.

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