Bridget Riley

Nineteen Greys

Nineteen Greys by Bridget Riley

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Bridget Riley’s Op art uses optical illusion to foreground the act of looking. By carefully manipulating colour, tone and shape, Riley creates works that seem to ripple and move. In 1927, physicist Werner Heisenberg published his Uncertainty Principle, which shows how the act of observation itself alters the behaviour of particles. Riley’s ongoing interest in the theory and analysis of perception reveals the impact of this branch of

science on the visual arts. Her meticulously planned paintings and prints come to life only as they are being experienced.

Title
Nineteen Greys
Artist/creator
Production date
1968
Medium
19 colour silkscreen
Dimensions
762 x 762 mm
Inscription
(pencil - LR) BRIDGET RILEY '68. (pencil - LL) NINETEEN GREYS.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/13/4
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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