Bridget Riley Composition With Circles 5 - Signed Print

Composition With Circles Bridget Riley

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Composition With Circles is a series of five prints, executed by Bridget Riley in 2005. Riley’s geometric abstractions led her to become a major proponent of the Op Art movement in the 1960s. Well known for her works in jubilant hues, these monochromatic works are reminiscent of Riley’s exclusively black and white works of her early career. These works were originally large site-specific wall installations at the Kunsthalle Bern, the Tate Britain and the Centre for the Arts in New York.

Born in 1931, Riley studied at Goldsmith’s College from 1949 to 1952 and the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955, amongst fellow students Frank Auerbach and Peter Blake. In the summer of 1960 Riley travelled across Italy, witnessing the dynamic works of Italian Futurists, such as Giacomo Balla and Boccioni. Upon returning to London, Riley embarked on her first Op Art works, which explored the dynamism of sight and produced a disorientating effect on the eye. In 1967, Riley introduced colour into her work, starting with her first, instantly recognisable, stripe paintings. However, Riley would occasionally return to her monochromatic style, such as in the Composition With Circles series.

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