Piero Dorazio (Italian, 1927-2005), Untitled, 1968, Aquatint, Gift of Steven Schacki, 1979:24.17

Piero Dorazio & the Responsive Eye

April 09, 2013 to August 18, 2013

In conjunction with the American Association of Italian Studies Conference, held in Eugene April 11–14, this special exhibition presents a series of nearly twenty experimental Op (Optical) art color aquatints and lithographs by the influential Italian artist Piero Dorazio (1927-2005). Dorazio co-founded the important group of Italian abstract artists, “Forma 1,” in 1947 and published one of the first books on international modern art to appear in Italy, La Fantasia Dell-Arte Nella Vita Moderna, in 1955.