Presentation on theme: "Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion"— Presentation transcript:
1Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion Bridget RileyOp Art - The Art of Optical IllusionCreated By Mrs. O’Loughlin
2What is “Op” Art?“Op” is short for optical. Optical means having to do with the eye.You may have heard of an optometrist. An optometrist is an eye doctor.
3Op Art began in the 1960’sOptical Art is a mathematically-themed form of Abstract art. Abstract meaning it doesn’t have to look like something. The point of optical art is to confuse the eye.
4Bridget Riley Bridget Riley was born in 1931 in London. Bridget Riley is a well known creator of Op Art. Her work is characterized by its intensity and its often disorientating effect.
5Movement in Squares, 1961 Tempera Bridget RileyIn 1960, she began working initially in black and whiteShe evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic effects of optical phenomena or Op art.Movement in Squares, Tempera
6Bridget RileyBridget Riley Blaze 1, Emulsion on Hardboard, 43x43 in.
7Bridget RileyBridget Riley Descending, Emulsion on Hardboard, 36x36 in.
8Bridget RileyBridget Riley Arrest 1, Emulsion on Canvas, 70x681/4 in.
9Bridget RileyBridget Riley Cataract 3, PVA on Canvas, 87x873/4 in.
10Bridget RileyBridget Riley Orient 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 88x127 in.
11Bridget RileyAround the 1980’s her extensive exploration of color and contrast began.Dominance Portfolio, Blue, 1977
16Bridget Riley Bridget Riley is one of Britain's best-known artists. Since the mid-1960s she has been celebrated for her optically vibrant paintings which engage the viewer's sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging.