The Art of Julian Stanczak

Today we are veering away from music to explore the life and work of artist Julian Stanczak; the Cleveland-based artist who was one of the creators of the genre called "Op Art".

Op Art, which is short for Optical Art, uses optical illusions. These are often in black and white, but many artists, including Staczak, used color as an important feature of their works. Stanczak not only has ties to the city and the Cleveland Institute of Art; he also has a fascinating and inspiring life story. Read more about Stanczak in this article written for after his recent death.

Interested in more information about Optical Art? Check these books out at Westlake Porter Public Library!

Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s

Visible Magic: The Art of Optic Illusions



Artspeak, by Robert Atkins
After modern art: 1945-2000, by David Hopkins

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