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Bridget Riley

(1931)

Alias: Bridget Louise Rikey

Painter

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Biography

Bridget Riley is a pioneer and leading practitioner of the abstract movement called Optical Art, or Op Art. Early Bridget Riley abstract paintings depict black and white patterns that convey the impression of motion, including her seminal 1961 checkerboard wave illusion, Movement in Squares. Although many critics dismissed the piece, the public embraced it, and within a few years, works like Bridget Riley's abstract paintings and illusionary abstract pieces by others became the Op Art movement.

Bridget Riley drawings and paintings evolved into experimentation with several different geometric patterns, particularly their arrangement in schematic colors. Her pioneering masterworks in color stemmed from her recognition that the illusion of movement was predicated not just by the juxtaposition of shapes, but also by the visible induction of color. Bridget Riley art for sale includes prints of acrylic and oils that expanded the bounds of abstract art. Collectors can find other abstract prints for sale at Invaluable or online and express their support for different art movements.

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