Vasarely, l'illusion pour tous

France | 2018 | 53 min
Author: Catherine Benazeth
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Sylvie Bourget
Sound: Benjamin Haim
Voice: Sarah Jane Sauvegrain
Director: Catherine Benazeth


Presented in Quebec City at the MNBAQ

North American Premiere

A retrospective on the career of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Victor Vasarely (1906–97), considered the father of Pop art. Vasarely’s multi-coloured body of work is inscribed in the collective memory, both in France and internationally. Known for his talent as a painter, his theories arising from the Bauhaus movement, and his advertising graphic design, Vasarely challenged easel painting in order to develop an art form “in step with its time.” Vasarely’s prolific career, based in Europe in the 1950s, and the historical realities of his times are related by numerous eloquent figures. A portrait of an innovative mind.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 24th.


Catherine Benazeth

Filmography | Monsieur De Funès (2013) ; Télécoms le grand chambardement (2010)

Screenings playing this movie

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Salle Multi, Pavillon Central
Screening # MNBAQ02
Presented by Ambassade d'Éspagne