Archives: 2017: Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception
Compton Verney
07 July - 01 October 2017
Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ, United Kingdom

From the Impressionists onwards, artists have been inspired by the colour theories of scientific thinkers such as Michel Eugène Chevreul. The most famous examples are the pointillist works of Georges Seurat, in which colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the beholder through the application of small dots of primary colour.

This fascination with the optical in art remains strong amongst artists and makers today and this wide-ranging show features of the works of artists working since the 1960s, such as Jim Lambie, Christiane Baumgartner, Daniel Buren, Liz West, Lothar Götz, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Jesus Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Peter Sedgley, Jeffrey Steele and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

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