Nataraja (1993) by Bridget Riley

     
 
Nataraja (1993) by Bridget Riley
 
     
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The title of this work Nataraja is a term from Hindu mythology and refers to the God Shiva who is 'Lord of the Dance', and often depicted as a cosmic dancer with many arms.  Bridget Riley was inspired to create this work by a trip to India she took in 1981.  The movements of the dance and the many arms are created in this piece by the use of vertical bands of colour that are cut across by diagonals. The use of contrasting colours and shapes to create the sense of movement in a flat work of art is typical of the Op Art movement which Bridget Riley was part of

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About Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley is one of the best known exponents of the 1960’s Optical or Op art movement. Her images produce intense sensations of movement and colour that engage the viewer in the experience of viewing. 

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