Serpentine

Serpentine
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 1999
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 25cm x W 25cm

Critical Review

Serpentine is composed of horizontal stripes in six different colours, with a coloured stripe repeating intermittently so that it is double in width at alternating intervals. Riley utilises black and white stripes in her works featuring stripes in order to create pause and accentuate the accent of the adjacent hues.

Despite being the result of meticulous planning, Riley’s striped works are full of movement as the colours merge and separate. The sensations induced by Riley’s optically challenging fields of lines are energetic, whilst the sequencing of colours is methodical and disordered in equal measure.

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