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Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

Lothar, Goetz (2017) Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. October 20, 2017 - January 21, 2018, The Holborn Museum Bath.

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October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
£10/£9 concs/ Free to all Museum Members Under 16s go FREE (Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult).
01225 388 569
“… dazzling” The Sunday Times

This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work of Georges Seurat, where colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the viewer.

During the 20th century this interest in perception extended to creating a sense of movement and a variety of artists from the Vorticists to Josef Albers looked at using form, and often colour, to convey the sensation of movement. This interest intensified in the 1950s and 1960s in what came to be known as ‘Op Art’ and ‘Kinetic Art’, exemplified by the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Jeffrey Steele and Peter Sedgley.

This art has had a bold legacy right up to the present, not only in the further development of some of these artists but also in the work of others including Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jim Lambie and Sara Moorhouse.

Exhibition organised by Compton Verney
Principal Sponsor: The University of Bath

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Depositing User: Lothar Goetz


Item ID: 8725

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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 11:31
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 16:05


Author: Goetz Lothar

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Drawing

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