Works by one of the most original artists of the modern era feature in a major exhibition this summer at the National Galleries of Scotland.
Paintings by Bridget Riley span seven decades, revealing a unique visual language that dazzles and mesmerises the viewer.
The collection of abstract works are a compelling exploration of perception that blend simplicity and colour with shape and texture.
Riley, who was closely associated with the emergence of Op Art, did not set out to create optical illusions, only to portray her observations of the world, drawing her influence from the impressionists. Her work explores the way in which we learn through looking.
The Edinburgh exhibition, bringing together 50 items from public and private collections, places particular emphasis on the origins of Riley’s work and features early paintings and drawings, including iconic black and white images from the 1960s as well as more recent works. There is a selection from her early years, many of which are being shown for the first time.
Bridget Riley, 15 June to 22 September, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Tickets up to £15