Follow the artist’s early career and the influence of a single painting on her work with Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat at The Courtauld Gallery.
In 1959, Bridget Riley was inspired to paint a copy of French Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat’s 1887 Bridge at Courbevoie, now a highlight of The Courtauld Gallery’s collection. This encounter with Seurat’s work changed Riley’s understanding of colours and perception, and inspired her to develop her radical new style. Using repeated geometric forms, Riley’s abstract art saw her rise to fame in London during the 1960s and become one of the leading contemporary artists of her generation.
See Seurat’s work through Riley’s eyes in this special display, with the original Bridge at Courbevoie alongside Riley’s copy, as well as some of her subsequent works including Tremor (1962) and her famous stripe painting Late Morning 1 (1967).
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Courtauld Institute of Art at Somerset House
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