Tag Archives: Bridget Riley

Eye Attack

IMG_7139 Random Distribution of 88,000 Squares Using The ∏  Number Decimals, 50% Odd Digit Blue, 50% Even Digit Red // François Morellet

Warning: this exhibition can cause dizziness and nausea. This was written on the wall label before the entrance to the Louisiana Museum of Art’s exhibition Eye Attack. This show explores Op Art and Kinetic Art from 1950-1970. Works spin, twist, flicker. Or so they seem. It is up to you to decipher what works are actually moving and which works make you think they are in motion by playing tricks with your eyes. There are optical environments you can enter, videos to watch and a timeline of Op Art and Kinetic Art. This exhibition will  attack your eyes but in an unique and pleasing manner.

IMG_7143Blaze 4 // Bridget Riley // 1964

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Dynamics of Color // Jesús Rafael Soto // 1957

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Optic Environment

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Volumes // Richard Josepha Anuszkiewicz // 1970

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Chromosaturation // Carlos Cruz-Diez // 1965-2016

 

Hesitate

FullSizeRender-2Hesitate // Bridget Riley // Oil on canvas // 1964

Is this a painting? It appears to be moving. My eyes seem to be playing tricks on me. But, it is in fact an oil on canvas created by Bridget Riley. Known for her illusionistic paintings, this work is part of a series of works Riley designed in black and white. Titled Hesitate, this work is intended to evoke a particular emotion. What do you feel when you look at this piece?