Bridget Riley

Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves
Bridget Riley in conversation with Michael Harrison

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2011 and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 49 4

Dimensions: 29.8 × 25 cm | 11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in

Pages: 40 pp, 23 colour and 3 b&w ill

Published on the occasion of Riley's exhibition  at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (24 September–20 November 2011), this catalogue explores the artist's developments in colour and shape.


Riley's early colour paintings were strongly influenced by the discoveries of Georges Seurat and the Impressionists. Study of Paul Cézanne – in particular his practice of drawing with colour and a desire to dig deeper into pictorial space – led to Riley's introduction of planes in grids formed by the junction of intersecting verticals and diagonals.


Accompanying illustrations of 13 works from the exhibition, an interview with the artist by Michael Harrison focuses on Riley's continuous movement through colour and the influence of other artists on her work.