Flashback: Bridget Riley at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
A major new exhibition that charts the career of modernist artist Bridget Riley explores her distinctive skill with movement and light
Bridget Riley 1931-
Bridget Riley. Around 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight and produce a disorienting effect on the eye. Her works were said to induce sensations in viewers as varied as seasick and sky diving.
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A survey at the National Gallery of Bridget Riley's abstract art draws parallels between her bold graphic style and classic works from the museum's collection. The gallery's Colin Wiggins joins the dots...
‘Fall’, Bridget Riley, 1963 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Fall’, Bridget Riley, 1963 ‘I try to organise a field of visual energy which accumulates until it reaches maximum tension’, Riley said of this work. From 1961 to 1964 she worked with the contrast of black and white, occasionally introducing tonal scales of grey. In Fall, a single perpendicular curve is repeated to create a field of varying optical frequencies. Though in the upper part a gentle relaxed swing prevails, the curve is rapidly compressed towards the bottom of the…
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), Parallelogram signed and dated 'Lewitt 9/27/79' (lower right) graphite and ink on paper, Drawn in 1979. - John Weber Gallery, New York