Until 17th January 2016
With the exhibition Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat, The Courtauld Gallery explores, until January 17th, 2016 the encounter between the British artist Bridget Riley and Georges Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie, a highpoint among his works.
The Courtauld Gallery brings together for the first time the copy made by Bridget Riley in 1959 in her studio and the original canvas by Georges Seurat. A major work in the Courtauld Gallery collection, the original can now be seen next to the copy, giving the visitor a unique insight into an artistic connection and inspiration which may reduce many to silent contemplation. The exhibition offers a selection of seven works by Bridget Riley showing how Seurat’s art has strongly influenced the British artist’s production of her highly original abstract work over the last five decades. Indeed, her painting ‘After Seurat’s Bridge’ was a key moment in her artistic development, bringing her a new understanding of colour and perception. Following this artistic discovery, Bridget Riley painted her first abstracts which are the basis of her international renown, such as Tremor (1962) and Late Morning (1967).
This seminal artistic encounter is on show at the Courtauld Gallery until 17th January 2016. The exhibition is a chance to get a closer view of the artistic career of one of the country’s living artists and also to take a fresh look at Georges Seurat, through the eyes of Bridget Riley. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue which includes two essays by British artist Riley, who is well known as the embodiment of a new initiative in abstract art. One of the exponents of the Op Art movement, she nonetheless has a technique firmly rooted in the art of the past. The Courtauld Gallery is definitely the place to visit to view abstract art with a fresh eye, until 17th January 2016.
For further details on the exhibition
Place : Courtauld Gallery
Address : Somerset House, Strand, London WC2N 5DN
District : Covent Garden
Open hours : Every day: 10am - 6pm
Transport : Metro: Temple