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Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath
BA2 4DB
Seurat to Riley The Art of Perception

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£9.00 per ticket
Adult£10.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work of Georges Seurat, where colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the viewer.

During the 20th century this interest in perception extended to creating a sense of movement and a variety of artists from the Vorticists to Josef Albers looked at using form, and often colour, to convey the sensation of movement. This interest intensified in the 1950s and 1960s in what came to be known as ‘Op Art’ and ‘Kinetic Art’, exemplified by the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Jeffrey Steele and Peter Sedgley.

This art has had a bold legacy right up to the present, not only in the further development of some of these artists but also in the work of others including Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jim Lambie and Sara Moorhouse.

Facilities

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

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Tel: 01225 388569

Opening Times

Opening (20 Oct 2017 - 21 Jan 2018)
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