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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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Interesting and Thought Provoking

Huge and impressive works of art (and illusion), combining artistic visions with excellent craftsmanship, as some of the hanging tapestries demonstrate. Nowadays much of it can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge and impressive works of art (and illusion), combining artistic visions with excellent craftsmanship, as some of the hanging tapestries demonstrate. Nowadays much of it can probably be replicated by basic visual software packages - Victor Vasarely had to use his imagination and understanding of science and geometry. The foundation in slightly outside the centre of Aix but very easy... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A small gallery of the work of Vasarely very thought provoking and cleaver his ability to play with the mind is excellent.

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Thank Marisa G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Vasarely was a master of OPArt using many different mediums. Truly an amazing visual experience born in a world before computers. Just trying to figure how he created these is an education itself.

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Funchal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is all about Vasarely. If you know his work you will be amazed and if this is your first introduction to him you will become a fan.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a little difficult to get to but well worth the effort. A very good commemoration to the works of this great 20th century artist. Building is designed using his concepts and large sculpture in front is m4emorable. Currently going thru some renovation that will make it even better. Seeing his work in monumental scale is very impressive.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Surprising setting in Aix, quite away from centre and close to highway. The building (a set of 8 hexagons) is nice and the pieces of art in the inside are just breath-taking (4x6 pieces, never seen elsewhere). The building needs repairs and clearly lack funding; such a pity for this unique place.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

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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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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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London
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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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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