Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work

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An exhibition of work by the British artist famous for making the mind boggle and see spots opens at the National Gallery tomorrow.

Bridget Riley's 'Paintings and Related Work' focuses on her most recent paintings and includes two works which will be made directly onto the gallery walls.

The abstract artist, famed for her pictures of spots and zig zag shapes, has been taking another creative track recently inspired by the Old Masters, and a copy of van Eyck's Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?) is among the exhibition highlights.

The National Gallery itself features strongly in the exhibition, parts of which are a nod from the artist to the gallery for the inspiration the artworks it houses have served Riley with.

In a film screened to accompany the exhibition, Riley explains her lifelong artistic relationship with the National Gallery’s collection.

Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work opens to the public from 25 November until 2011.