The latest addition to the publisher’s series on Bridget Riley’s paintings, this compact monograph tracks a transitional period in the artist’s career in the mid-1980s. One of the foremost exponents of Op art, Riley became inspired by the 19th-century colorists Monet, Seurat and Cézanne in the late 1960s and began painting “complex color symphonies” of “interactive color.” The introduction of a new pictorial device—the rhomboid—to her then-predominantly vertical stripes is the subject of this monograph. While exploring the interplaying tones of green, yellow and orange, she gradually moved from vertically striped to increasingly complex diagonal compositions. New visual relationships between divergent colors and forms animate the entire visual field. Illustrated in full color, the works are accompanied by an interview with the artist by German art critic Robert Kudielka. An introductory text by writer Natalia Naish and art historian Alexandra Tommasini situates these studies within Riley’s long and rich career.
7 1/2 x 9 inches / 72 pp / 34 color
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