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Bridget Riley: Repetition, Rhythm, & Learning to Look

Bridget Riley, Blue (La Reservee), 2010, (© Bridget Riley, All Rights Reserved, courtesy of Karsten Schubert, London)

In a recent interview with The Guardian's Charlotte Higgins, painter Bridget Riley discussed "movement, shimmering, sparkling and reflecting … all those things that happen in landscape" as the inspiration for her abstract paintings. In the two videos below, Riley elaborates on the influence of landscape from an early age, and the visual power found in rhythm and repetition.