[September 5 2011]
Conceived by the influential French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, the futurist building began construction in 1973 with plans including 16 hexagons coming together in a rectangle 87 meters long and 40 meters wide. Known for his innovation in studies of space, lighting and material, Vasarely expressed his desire
to capture a sense of future, history and culture in design; his commission of the construction of a staircase modeled on those of the
Renaissance castles of Blois and Chambord is amongst one of these unique examples found at the Foundation. Immersed in his experiments with optical and kinetic art, the Foundation is now home to 44 major in-situ works by Vasarely, largely based on his abstract geometric research.
The Fondation Victor Vasarely, 1 Avenue Marcel Pagnol, Aix-en-Provence.
Photo Olivier Zahm