Eight Studies 1969–1972
Eight never-before-seen gouache studies from 1969 to 1972 are at the center of this slim title, illustrating Op Art doyenne Bridget Riley’s dynamic approach to color. Part of a comprehensive series on specific periods in the artist’s career, this volume documents the small group of studies that represent a major reconfiguration of her style—the introduction of soaring Technicolor to her previous monochromatic works. The shapes in these gouaches, arranged from a limited selection of colors—namely violet, green and pink, explore the visual relationship between “contrast and harmony”. Accompanied by full-color illustrations, a conversation between the artist and art critic Robert Kudielka from 1972 positions the works within the context of Bridget Riley’s oeuvre.
9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches / 32 pp / 8 color
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