Archives: 2017: Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception
The Holburne Museum
20 October - 21 January 2018
Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB, UK

First presented at Compton Verney, the exhibition "Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception" travels to The Holburne Museum, featuring works from artists that 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.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physicromie 1288, Paris 1993, 61 x 91 cm

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