Academic by Nizako Art On Canvas 18″×24″


Introducing “Academic” – An Op-Art Masterpiece

“Academic” is a stunning op-art painting that showcases the use of pastel hues of beige, yellow, black, and blue in a beautiful geometric composition. The painting depicts the back of a humanoid walking on a yellow path, creating the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality.

Academic by Nikolaos Zafiropoulos,
by Nizako

Op-art, short for optical art, is an art movement that emerged in the 1960s. It is characterized by the use of geometric shapes, repetition, and the manipulation of space and form to create optical illusions.

Op-art artists aimed to create works that were engaging and dynamic, playing with the viewer’s perception and creating sensory experiences. They used various techniques, including contrasting colors, patterns, and shapes, to create illusions of movement, depth, and dimensionality.

One of the pioneers of op-art is Victor Vasarely, a Hungarian-French artist who is considered the father of op-art. Vasarely’s work focused on the use of geometric shapes, repetition, and color to create optical illusions.

His works were often composed of grids, checkerboards, and other patterns that created a sense of movement and depth. His use of contrasting colors and shapes created a dynamic effect that drew the viewer’s eye across the painting.

Another notable op-art artist is Bridget Riley, a British painter who is known for her use of stripes and circles to create optical illusions. Her works often play with the viewer’s perception, creating the illusion of movement, depth, and dimensionality.

Op-art had a significant influence on the design world, particularly in the fields of fashion and graphic design. The use of optical illusions and geometric shapes in fashion became popular in the 1960s, with designers like Mary Quant and André Courrèges using these elements in their designs.

The op-art movement was a reaction against the abstract expressionism movement, which emphasized personal expression and emotion in painting. Op-art, on the other hand, focused on the viewer’s perception of the work, using optical illusions to create a sensory experience.

“Academic” is a perfect example of op-art, with its clever use of geometric shapes and color. The beige and yellow path creates a sense of movement, drawing the viewer’s eye towards the building complex. The use of black in the figure’s clothing creates a sense of depth, as if the figure is walking away from the viewer.

The blue geometric shapes in the background create a sense of space and form, adding to the illusion of depth. The overall effect is mesmerizing, with the viewer’s eye constantly moving across the painting, exploring the various shapes and patterns.

Academic by Nikolaos Zafiropoulos,
by Nizako

The use of pastel hues in “Academic” gives the painting a calming and soothing effect.

The yellow path creates a warm and welcoming feeling, while the black figure adds a sense of mystery and intrigue. The blue, beige and black geometric shapes add a touch of coolness, balancing the warm tones.

“Academic” is a masterpiece that showcases the beauty and complexity of op-art. Its clever use of geometric shapes, color, and pattern create an optical illusion that is both stunning and mesmerizing.

In conclusion, “Academic” is a remarkable op-art painting that deserves recognition for its artistic and technical excellence.

Its use of pastel hues, geometric shapes, and optical illusions create a sensory experience that is both calming and intriguing. It is an excellent example of op-art and a true masterpiece.

If you’re looking to add a unique and stunning piece of art to your collection, “Academic” is a must-have. Its beauty and complexity make it a timeless work of art that will never go out of style.

This amazing artwork on high-quality canvas has a vivid, fade-resistant print that you’re bound to fall in love with.

Created by Nizako exclusively for

Canvas Characteristics:
• Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
• 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Canvas fabric weight: 13.9 oz/yd2(470 g/m²)
• Fade-resistant
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating
• 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep
• Mounting brackets included
• Blank product in the EU sourced from Latvia
• Blank product in the US sourced from the US

Weight 0.99 lbs

Size Chart

Size guide
Height (inches) 18
Width (inches) 24
Height (cm) 45.7
Width (cm) 61