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Reivew of Bridget Riley, The Curve Paintings 1961-2014

Chilver, John. 2016. Reivew of Bridget Riley, The Curve Paintings 1961-2014. Journal of Contemporary Painting, 2(2), pp. 318-321. ISSN 2052-6695 [Article]

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Critical review of a survey of Bridget Riley's Curve Paintings, at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, June-Sept 2015. The review argues that Riley's oevre is characterized by a tension between a potetntially disruptive opticality, on the one hand, and a sober formalism, on the other; the curation of surveys like this seems dedicated to concealing this basic tension, which is what is most interesting in Riley's body of work.

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Bridget Riley. Op Art. Painting. Formalism. Modernist painting.

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26 Sep 2017 15:46

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02 Aug 2018 08:31

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URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21291
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