Saturday, October 01, 2011

Bridget Riley

One of my favorite artist to introduce my students is Bridget Riley. I found that her Op art is perfect to get even the most reluctant student to get a little exited about what art can do. She has consistently, over the years, made art that plays with your eyes. Even when fashion stole from her, then help cause Op art the fade in popularity, she pressed on with her work and her perseverance has payed off. In her 80's she is still is making art that blurs the lines and plays with how our eyes are imperfect instruments. She inspired me to try out some of my own illusion effects. I am still work on perfecting a few moves, with varying success.

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