Thursday, 7 January 2010

Bridget Riley

Ive always been fascinated with visual effects and I am intrigued with Bridget Rileys take on it too.
 " The eye can travel The eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. One moment, there will be nothing to look at and the next second the canvas seems to refill, to be crowded with visual events,"

She first became famous in the 1960's for her distinctive, optically vibrant paintings, called "opt art". Her work appears to flicker, pulsate and move, encouraging the viewers visual tension.

Her subject matter is restricted to a simple vocabulary of colours and abstract shapes. The effect is to generate sensations of movement, light and space.

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