Bridget Riley
To a Summer’s Day 1980

Artwork details

Bridget Riley born 1931
To a Summer’s Day
Date 1980
Medium Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1155 x 2810 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Not on display

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Coloured stripes cross along a common band, reminiscent of twisting ribbons, to create a wave pattern. Each wave has three colours at any one point, starting and ending at every crest or trough. The choice of colours was intended to provoke an optical mix in the eye, with as much interaction as possible between colours. Light blue and yellow ochre form the basic pair of colours into which occasional threads of rose and violet are introduced to accentuate the warm and cold inflections of the general colour sensation.

March 2010

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