Sunday, December 5, 2010

inspiring work: bridget riley

Bridget Riley in the mid-1960's.  copyright John Goldblatt
High Sky 2, 1992.  copyright Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley in her studio, 1960's.  copyright Bridget Riley
Arrest 3, 1965.  copyright Bridget Riley
Blaze 1, 1962.  copyright Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley in her studio 1960.  copyright Bridget Riley

Recently I became aware of Bridget Riley's fantastic geometric paintings.  Born in London, she is known as one of the founding members of the Op Art movement.  Initially she worked in black, white and grey, introducing color in 1967.  In 1968 Riley represented Great Britain in the Venice biennale.  She was the first Bristish contemporary painter, and the first woman, to be awarded the prestigious International Prize for painting.  If you are in London you can see a show of her work at The National Gallery.

Bridget Riley:  Paintings and Related Work
Trafalgar Square
November 24, 2010 - May 22, 2011

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