Learning from Seurat
The newest edition in the encyclopedic series documenting accomplished British abstract painter Bridget Riley’s exceptional career, Learning from Seurat is a petite but informative publication exploring the early influence of historical artists on her work. Accompanying Riley’s show at the noted Courtauld Gallery, London (2015–16), the catalog focuses on her seminal encounter in 1959 with Georges Seurat’s painting The Bridge at Courbevoie (1886–87). Riley gained a new understanding of color and tone from this painting, which subsequently led to her first major works of pure abstraction in the early 1960s. Alongside full-color illustrations, the publication includes an introductory text by Courtauld curators Karen Serres and Barnaby Wright, an interview with the artist by critic Éric de Chassey, as well as two essays written by Riley that offer her insights on Seurat’s importance to her own practice.
8 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches / 80 pp / 25 color
Retail Price: $19.95
THE COURTAULD GALLERY, LONDON