Bridget Riley
Late Morning 1967–8

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Bridget Riley born 1931
Late Morning
Date 1967–8
Medium Polyvinyl acetate paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2261 x 3594 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1968
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1960

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In 1967 Riley began to use pure colour in her paintings. She adopted a vertical stripe format to act as a neutral structure in which the rhythms of chromatic variation would bring the painting alive. Choosing careful sequences of colours, Riley explores the subtle effects of each upon the next. In Late Morning she was particularly interested in the effects of the warm and cold tones on white. This interaction creates an impression of pale yellow light radiating from the centre of the canvas.

August 2004

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