Bridget Riley

Intervals 2

About this artwork

Riley’s careful ordering of coloured and white bands in this painting establishes a sense of rhythm and movement. White is not a neutral element for Riley, and here she sets it against the blocks of colour to create the intervals of the title. Like many of her works, Intervals 2 is part of a larger series. The artist made the first of the paintings in late 2018. While these works draw on ideas she had explored before, Riley developed them in a completely new way. The Intervals series therefore marked a departure for her, while continuing her long engagement with sensation and the physical act of looking.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Intervals 2
  • date created:
    2019
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    198.00 x 145.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Gift of the artist, 2020
  • accession number:
    GMA 5723
  • gallery:
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Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley