Bridget Riley, Current, 1964

Technically an op artist (short for optical illusion) 
Is minimalist in the way that the paintings deny expressive qualities; use hard edges and smooth surfaces, but remain abstract
Looks three dimensional, but is completely flat 
Still technically an abstract arrangement lines; doesn’t use traditional painting techniques (like perspective); instead, the lines give the illusion of volume

Bridget Riley, Current, 1964

  • Technically an op artist (short for optical illusion) 
  • Is minimalist in the way that the paintings deny expressive qualities; use hard edges and smooth surfaces, but remain abstract
  • Looks three dimensional, but is completely flat 
  • Still technically an abstract arrangement lines; doesn’t use traditional painting techniques (like perspective); instead, the lines give the illusion of volume
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during my first ever survey of western art class, my professor explained the difference between historians and art historians. historians, she said, were interested in old things. art historians, on the other hand, were interested in old things of quality. you don't hang garbage up on the walls of a museum; it has to be substantial and it has to mean something. so here you go; old things, made mostly by dudes long dead, of debatable degrees of quality but always with a constant level of importance. think of this as a deck of flash cards... sans the whole cards part.