Red Red Blue

Red Red Blue
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 2010
Signed Print Edition of 75

Critical Review

The print belongs to the Lozenges collection which Riley began working on in 1998. The works in this collection are all characterised by blocks of colour and curved shapes which evoke a sense of movement. Riley was very interested in nature and wanted to mimic movements such as rippling water, rolling waves and the blowing wind in her artworks. This interest can be traced back to Riley’s time living in Cornwall, where she moved during the war. Riley adored the ever-changing Cornish seas and skies and the way they stimulated her senses.

Red Red Blue and the other prints in the Lozenges collection are characterised by their bright and bold colours. The use of colour in this collection marks a development in Riley’s style. Riley rose to fame with her black and white paintings in the 1960s, however the artist soon became fascinated with colour and its impact on perception and emotions. Colour is an important element of the artist’s later works.

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