Bridget Riley From Life

ISBN: 9781855144286
Artist(s): Bridget Riley
Author(s): Bridget Riley & Paul Moorhouse
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2010
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 48
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and B&W throughout


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Bridget Riley is widely celebrated for her compelling abstract paintings which engage with colour, line, space and implied movement. This new book focuses on an important aspect of her art that has not been previously explored. Bridget Riley: From Life illuminates the roots of her mature work, emphasising the role of drawing and the importance she has always placed on observation. Born in London, Riley studied at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art. The leading exponent of ‘Op Art’ in Britain, she worked initially in black and white, only introducing colour in 1966. Solo exhibitions in 1962 and 1963 secured an international reputation for her meticulous paintings with dazzling 3-D effects. She won the International Prize for Painting at the 1968 Venice Biennale, was made a CBE in 1974, and awarded the Companion of Honour in 1999. In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Kaiser Ring of the City of Goslar, Germany, one of the leading prizes in the art world.


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