— Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work

This exhibition at the National Gallery runs until 22nd of May and focuses on Bridget Riley’s most recent paintings paired with a selection of paintings from the National Gallery’s collection.

Selected by Riley herself,  the works of the National Gallery’s collection are shown alongside her own work to allow visitors to investigate how her work relates to the Gallery’s own collection.


Riley – one of the most significant and original painters ofour time – has always been inspired by the Old Masters for example the Dutch painter Jan van Eyck, whose ‘Portrait of a Man’ (1433) she famously created a copy of.


Especially for this exhibition two of her works have been made directly on to the walls of the exhibition space – ‘Composition with Circles 7’ and ‘Arcadia 1’


A few of her works shown here, from the top:


Composition with Circles 7 – Wall composition


Arcadia 1 – Wall composition


Making Waves… detail from Bridget Riley’s Arrest 3 from 1965.


Man with a Red Turban (After van Eyck) – 1947


Red 1 – 2007


Sarahband – 1985

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