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Bridget Riley


National Galleries of Scotland

£80.00 GBP




Over engages with ideas about perception, and how we look at and experience art and phenomenon found in the world around us. Its repeated motif of black and white curvilinear lines produces complex optical sensations. Writing about the work in 1979, the artist commented that, ‘The theme of the painting Over is a certain sensation of change: moving from one state to another, a transition enacted through the progression of the elements employed. Something crosses “over”, turns “over”. This is a persistent principle of my work which appears almost involuntarily in different guises at different times.’


About the Work

Framed print reproducing artwork by Bridget Riley, Over, part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Collection, GMA 1316

For Bridget Riley | Paintings, 1963-2015, from 15th April 2016 − 16th April 2017 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Archival quality 300gsm giclée print framed in radiata pine frame with a painted finish in white or black

Smooth paper paper finish

Dimensions 43 x 43cm

Image size 35 x 35cm

About the Artist

Bridget Riley was born in London in 1931, and spent her childhood in Cornwall and Leicestershire. She studied at Goldsmiths' College (1949 -1952), and at the Royal College of Art (1952-1955). During the 1950s Riley produced figurative drawings and paintings, using a semi-impressionist style, and she later explored Pointillism. In the early 1960s she became interested in colour theory. When tiny spots of pure colour are placed close together they will blend on the retina of the eye. Riley began experimenting with optical movement in painting, using squares, lines, circles and spirals. It is for these early works that Riley became known as one of the founders of ‘Op Art’. Since Riley’s first solo exhibition was held in London in 1962, the artist’s work has been shown widely throughout the UK and internationally. Major survey exhibitions include those held at Tate Britain (2003) and at Musée de l’art moderne de la vie de Paris (2008). A major show, including Riley’s late black-and-white paintings was held at David Zwirner Gallery, New York in 2015

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