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Bridget Riley : a very, very person : the early years / Paul Moorhouse.

Author/Creator:
Moorhouse, Paul author.
Publication:
London : Ridinghouse, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
269 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Riley, Bridget, 1931-
Riley, Bridget, 1931-
Riley, Bridget 1931-
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Summary:
"In January 1965 the international art world converged on New York and paid homage to abrilliant new star. The glittering opening of The Responsive Eye, a major exhibition of abstract painting at the Museum of Modern Art, signalled the latest phenomenon, Op Art - and its centre of attention was a young woman. Bridget Riley's dazzling painting Current appeared on the cover of the catalogue; her first solo show in New York sold out; and when featured in Vogue magazine the Riley 'look' became a fashion craze. Overnight, she had become a sensation - in every sense. Yet only three years earlier, Riley was a virtual unknown. How did success arrive so suddenly? A Very Very Person is the first biography of Bridget Riley and addresses that tantalising question. Focusing on her early years, it tells the story of a remarkable woman whose art and life were entwined in surprising ways. This intimate narrative explores Riley's wartime childhood spent in the idyllic Cornish countryside, her subsequent struggles to find her way as an artist, and the personal crises and challenges she faced before finally arriving as one of the world's most celebrated artists." -- Publisher's description
Contents:
Ancestral landscape
A very very person
Unearthly beauty
Leaving Trevemadar
First steps
Great promise
The fledgling
The goldsmiths
Looking and drawing
The bargain not kept
Paradise and disaster
Crisis
Recovery
Developing process
A visual education
Looking becomes the subject
Italy
Into black
Movement in squares
Gallery one
New horizons
Saint Elmo's fire
Acclaim.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-263) and index.
ISBN:
9781909932500
1909932507
OCLC:
1096473230
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