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Foundation Vasarely

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Address: 1, Avenue Marcel Pagnol | Jas-de-Bouffan, 13090, Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 04 42 20 01 09
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Big 20th century art

I hadn't heard of Vasarely but he was clearly in the big league (literally and metaphorically) of 20th century abstract and op art. This building holds some of his giant pieces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't heard of Vasarely but he was clearly in the big league (literally and metaphorically) of 20th century abstract and op art. This building holds some of his giant pieces, some painted, others made of tiles, plastic, perspex, glass and tapestry. Well worth the visit. To get there, take the no. 2 bus (destination Bouffan) from the Rotonde (big... More 

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Sammamish
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea who Vasarely was and a friend in our group wanted to go so we did. The art was amazing. My kids loved it. Bright colors, geometric designs and best of all was the optical illusions it created. We didn't spend a lot of time and we really enjoyed it. My only criticism is that some of... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vasarely is a unique modern artist, and his vision was large and colorful. He worked in wood, plastic and ceramic tile, and weavings, and created startlingly beautiful work with simple lines, squares, circles, some of which are ten feet high! My dad was a huge fan of Vasarely, and we grew up with books, but I never knew the size... More 

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Thank fibersong
London
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

There is something special about visiting a gallery designed by the artist to showcase site specific work. They works on display showcase different aspects of Vasarely's work on a grand scale and all are worth seeing. The famous op art colour pieces here presented as weavings, paintings, constructions and a mosaic alongside dramatic stainless steel cutouts. Many of the reviews... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not central.Building deteriorating. very little to see. Art work been there a long time mainly optical art.

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Thank linda L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent and different museum, that seems to be falling on hard times. Got the feeling that it is not being maintained well. Thus I suggest you see it while the seeing is still good.

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Thank IvanInCalgary
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This exhibition is housed in a purpose-built gallery (constructed of hexagons) on the western side of Aix and is unique in containing the extraordinary works of Victor Vasarely, famous for his Op Art and kinetic art. It's totally different from any other gallery we've ever visited and, if you think you don't like modern art, then see if it will... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an interesting display of gigantic Vasarely pieces in a variety of media. Some are woven tapestries, some tiled, some three-dimensional. If you like Victor Vasareky's work you'll enjoy it. It's on the #2 bus line, which we caught at the Rotunde. Vasarely designed the building, which looks like his works. In addition to displaying history's, the building hosts... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Being Vasarely fans, we were really looking forward to seeing the Foundation and were not disappointed. The size and intricacy of the various canvases was intriguing. We really didn't want to leave. The building itself is a monument to Vasarely's art, although the Foundation is clearly in needs of funds to do some fixing up. A wonderful Foundation staff member... More 

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Thank TravlelingFlash
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We walked to the gallery from Aix and had a great time looking at the huge, and brilliant artworks. We were the only people there which made it feel very special. Please go, this gallery deserves a visit.

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