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1 Bridget Riley Op Art - The Art of Optical Illusion Created By Mrs. OLoughlin

2 What 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.

3 Op Art began in the 1960s Optical Art is a mathematically- themed form of Abstract art. Abstract meaning it doesnt have to look like something. The point of optical art is to confuse the eye.

4 Bridget 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.

5 Bridget Riley In 1960, she began working initially in black and white She evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic effects of optical phenomena or Op art. Movement in Squares, 1961 Tempera

6 Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Blaze 1, 1962 Emulsion on Hardboard, 43x43 in.

7 Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Descending, 1965 Emulsion on Hardboard, 36x36 in.

8 Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Arrest 1, 1965 Emulsion on Canvas, 70x68 1/4 in.

9 Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Cataract 3, 1967 PVA on Canvas, 87x87 3/4 in.

10 Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Orient 4, 1970 Acrylic on Canvas, 88x127 in.

11 Bridget Riley Around the 1980s her extensive exploration of color and contrast began. Dominance Portfolio, Blue, 1977

12 Bridget Riley Orphean Elegy I (1978)

13 Ease (1987) Bridget Riley

14 Echo (2000) Silkscreen

15 Bridget Riley Carnival (2000) Silkscreen

16 Bridget 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.


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