Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2014
'A retrospective of mind-bending curve paintings shows why Riley is Britain’s most significant modern artist' - The Guardian
Marking the first major survey of Bridget Riley’s use of the curve, this volume explores how the artist has often returned to this pictorial device over a 50-year time span.
Coinciding with the 2015 exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea in the UK, this beautiful volume features studies and paintings from throughout Riley’s career; beginning with black-and-white works from the 1960s up to the recent wall painting Rajasthan (2012), which combines curvilinear shapes with a vibrant colour palette.
Animating the entire visual field, Riley’s distinctive abstract language is shaped by her study of Paul Cézanne and Georges Seurat’s treatment of pictorial space. Accompanied by colour illustrations of over 30 works in the exhibition, a new interview with the artist by Paul Moorhouse offers an in-depth exploration of Riley’s influences and developments.
- Author: Robert Kudielka, Professor of aesthetics and philosophy of art at Berlin's University of the Arts
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Date published: May 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1909932128
- Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 21.5 cm