Red Movement by Bridget Riley

The composition of this painting is a sequence of curving elements set within a framework of parallel diagonals.


Oil on canvas
135.3 x 352.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£80,000 ( Total: £235,000)
Acquired in:
Karsten Schubert Ltd

Its fusion of figure and ground creates a wave-like abstraction that celebrates the pleasure of vision and challenges our perception. Riley uses pattern and colour on an epic scale to immerse the viewer in intense sensation. She has described her paintings as opening a 'small gap of pure perception'. This work was purchased with additional funding from the David and Liza Brown Bequest Fund through the Art Fund.


The artist; Karsten Schubert.

Venue details

Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, Commercial Road, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire SO14 7LP 023 8083 4536

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