Drinks Reception and Curatorial Tour: Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
Wednesday 16 September 2015
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
- Dr Barnaby Wright - The Courtauld Gallery
- Dr Karen Serres - The Courtauld Gallery
In 1959 Bridget Riley painted a copy of George Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie, one of the highlights of the Courtauld Gallery. The lessons she took from Seurat emboldened her to strike out and over the following years she produced the first major abstract paintings based upon repeated geometric patterns for which she is famous today. Exhibition curators Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th-Century Art, and Dr Karen Serres, Schroder Foundation Curator of Paintings, will lead a tour of the new display as they discuss Riley’s seminal moment of artistic discovery.
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