Some images from my primary research at the Bridget Riley Paintings, 1963 – 2015 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. (I visited on 4 June 2016).
Postcard image of Bridget Riley’s Clair Obscur, 2015 (notes below).
Image of Riley’s first step towards abstraction, following her study of George Seurat’s art and methodology. Aiming to achieve an equivalent sensation to viewing the scene, without recourse to traditional colour schemes or imagery. Image from Wiggins, Colin et al “Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work” Published By National Gallery Company, London 2010.Postcard of Bridget Riley’s Rattle, 1973 (notes below)
Notes on Bridget Riley’s Vespertino, 1988 An image of the painting can be found on the National Gallery’s website.
Notes and sketch of Rattle, photograph of painting and photograph of detail showing pencil lines of construction, careful placement of contrasting diagonal lines of red bordered by green and separated by white; and red bordered by blue paint, separated by lines of the white canvas showing through.
Photograph of Bridget Riley’s Clair Obscur, 2015 (please see notes below).
Below are notes made on the book:-
Wiggins, Colin; Bracewell, Michael; and Prather, Marla “Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work” Published By National Gallery Company, London 2010.