Bridget RileyAchæan 1981

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Artist
Bridget Riley (born 1931)
Title
Achæan
Date 1981
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2390 x 2023 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03816
Not on display

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'Achaian' belongs to the stripe paintings which Riley made between 1980 and 1985. In late 1979 she had visited Egypt for the first time. As a result of this experience Riley's use of colour underwent a further major development and she evolved what she called her 'Egyptian palette'. This is characterised by colours of greater intensity than she had used previously, a development accompanied by her decision to change from acrylic to oil paint. At the same time she returned to using stripes as the basis of her compositions… (read more)

September 2004

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