Over two thousand 'geometrical-optical' works by the great Colombian artist.
Omar Rayo was one of the most prolific and recognized Colombian artists of the twentieth century. His style was characterized by optical illusions and geometric figures, an approach which allowed him to describe his creations as ‘geometric-optical’ art, in which he combined circles, rectangles, squares and zigzag lines with warm and neutral colours to produce truly appealing, and even provocative, works. This museum, located in Rayo’s native town of Roldanillo, has over two thousand graphic works by the artist, works as diverse as caricatures, engravings, oils, pen and ink and pastel drawings, from the forties up to the beginning of this century; as well as his own collection, the centre also exhibits Latin American engravings and drawings with pieces by many national and international masters as famous as Tamayo, Grau, De Szsyszlo and Polesello. Designed by the Mexican Leopoldo Gout, the museum was opened in 1981.