Bridget RileyNataraja 1993

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Artist
Bridget Riley (born 1931)
Title
Nataraja
Date 1993
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1651 x 2277 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
T06859
Not on display

Summary

In the 1980s, following a visit to Egypt, Bridget Riley's work changed significantly. Adopting what she called an 'Egyptian Palette', her work attained a new chromatic intensity. In order to focus on issues of colour, she greatly simplified the formal organisation of her paintings. Between 1980 and 1985 she reduced her compositions to severe arrangements of vertical stripes, a device which she had used previously between 1967 and 1973. In 1986, Riley's work achieved even greater visual resonance as the result of her adoption of a diagonal compositional format… (read more)

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