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Bridget Riley
Late Morning
PVA emulsion on canvas

2261 x 3594 mm

Tate Britain

Excerpt from Tate Britain: Bridget Riley, Late Morning, 1967-8:

In 1967 Riley began to use pure colour in her paintings. She adopted a vertical stripe format to act as a neutral structure in which the rhythms of chromatic variation would bring the painting alive. Choosing careful sequences of colours, Riley explores the subtle effects of each upon the next. In Late Morning she was particularly interested in the effects of the warm and cold tones on white. This interaction creates an impression of pale yellow light radiating from the centre of the canvas. [August 2004]

Collection: Tate
Acquisition: Purchased 1968
Reference: T01032

Tate Britain: Bridget Riley - Biography


Bridget Riley, British (1931- )
b. April 24, 1931, Norwood, London

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