Bridget Riley


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Riley, Bridget,

1931–, English painter. Associated with the pop artpop art,
movement that restored realism to avant-garde art; it first emerged in Great Britain at the end of the 1950s as a reaction against the seriousness of abstract expressionism.
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 movement, Riley covers large canvases with interlocking bands, undulating curves, scattered discs, or repeated squares or triangles. Because of their sequential arrangement and the relationship of their color values, these patterns create optical sensations of rhythmically vibrating surfaces. She is responsible for the interior decoration of the Royal Liverpool Hospital, where her color choices (blue, yellow, pink, and white) were intended to relax patients. Riley is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

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See study by M. de Sausmarez (1970).

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In total stylistic contrast was the Bridget Riley signed print titled "Shade", with geometric blocks of colour forming a striking image, which sold to a commission bidder from London for PS2,300 - which goes to show that if the lots are catalogued correctly and marketed appropriately, they will sell as well in the provinces as in London itself.
I was looking at Cezanne along Matisse's lines and along comes this painting,' explains Bridget Riley of Lagoon 2, a large, airy work from 1997 that hangs near the end of her exhibition, 'Bridget Riley--The Curve Paintings 1961-2014' at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea (until 6 September).
But this piece of art, with its 1,000 twinkling glass components, was inspired by a much bigger river, the Nile, and also by an Ancient Egyptian earstud seen in a London museum and by the dizzying Op Art creations of Bridget Riley.
Decrauzat's framed screen prints will be offset by Bernardi's own contribution, two wall paintings inspired by British artist Bridget Riley.
Op artists Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley are just two of the many featured painters.
The collection includes work from Derek Boshier, Peter Philips, Bridget Riley, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield and other contemporary artists of the time.
Painter Bridget Riley has stayed at the artists studios
THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY, REGENT ST, LEAMINGTON: Bridget Riley, prints spanning career of op-artist, until January 31.
Artists on show include Peter BlaKe, Alan Davie, David HocKney and Bridget Riley.
The event, which is being run by local writers' organisation Writers' Block, is aimed at encouraging people to write, speak and share their own personal responses to works by 20th century artists including LS Lowry, Bridget Riley, Tracy Emin and local artist Glynn Porteous.
Among the exhibited artists are Pablo Picasso, Ali Kazim, El Anatsui and Bridget Riley.
The optical art movement was thriving in the 1960s, led by artists British Bridget Riley and Hungarian-French Victor Vasarely, she explained.