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Bridget Riley: From Life

Past display archive
15 May 2010 - 20 March 2011

Room 32

Free

Older Woman Looking Down by Bridget Riley, c.1950 - © Bridget Riley 2009

Older Woman Looking Down
by Bridget Riley, c.1950
© Bridget Riley 2009

Bridget Riley is widely celebrated for her compelling abstract paintings which engage with colour, line, space and implied movement. This display focuses on an important aspect of her art which has not been previously exhibited.

Comprising early drawings from life, it features portraits of the artist’s family, friends and models. Bridget Riley Portraits illuminates the roots of her mature work, emphasizing the role of drawing and the importance she has always placed on observation.

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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