Recherche Documentaire Illusion - Bridget Riley - Blaze 4, 1964 [close-up] by de_buurman, via Flickr

Recherche Documentaire Illusion - Bridget Riley - Blaze 4, 1964 [close-up] by de_buurman, via Flickr

Bridget Riley.  Around 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight and produce a disorienting effect on the eye. Her works were said to induce sensations in viewers as varied as seasick and sky diving.

Bridget Riley. Around 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight and produce a disorienting effect on the eye. Her works were said to induce sensations in viewers as varied as seasick and sky diving.

The eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. One moment, there will be nothing to look at and the next second the canvas seems to refill, to be crowded with visual events - Bridget Riley

The eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. One moment, there will be nothing to look at and the next second the canvas seems to refill, to be crowded with visual events - Bridget Riley

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