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Elongated Triangles 2

Elongated Triangles 2
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 1971
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 101cm x W 40cm

Critical Review

In Elongated Triangles 2, successive horizontal lines, arranged in peaks and troughs, evoke the design of a backgammon board in electrifying colours. This series, derived from a pioneering approach to making art that is wholly calculated and mathematical, reveals the sublime aspects of art, achieved by precise sequencing and the honing of repetitions.

Riley’s selected tones for this iteration, appear to vibrate along the edges where the colours meet. Unquestionably, this is precisely what Riley is endeavouring to explore in this series through electrifying colour combinations that dazzle and mesmerise. Working in series throughout her career, Riley was committed to exploring the effects form and colour can have on the viewer.