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Two Blues

Two Blues
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 2003
Signed Print Edition of 250
H 38cm x W 38cm

Critical Review

As the title alludes, this print is composed of two hues of blue, interspersed with segments of white, which highlight the lighter of the two tones. After the great success of Riley’s Stripes series of works, she sought new challenges. The result of her subsequent investigations was the creation of a lively, dynamic new form: a patch of colour, similar in shape to a brush mark, free from any associations with the square, stripe or other conventional, geometric forms. This shape, continuously refined and developed over the years, created an opportunity for a unique melding of form and colour.

Riley utilises the curvaceous shape to create a sense of energy and movement in her work, by building up complex layers of vertical and diagonal planes. Overall, Riley’s oeuvre is a complex, in-depth study of colour and form, and the effects produced when the two are interwoven: the joys and dynamism created by their co-mingling.

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