A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Making Lines Move

Bridget Riley was one of the first female artists to use lines to create Op Art, short for Optical Illusion Art.  She discovered that by the placement of lines you could create movement in a work of art through the viewers eyes.
Arrest 1,  1965

Bridget Riley: Horizontal Vibration, 1961
Horizontal Vibration   1961


Bridget Riley: Blaze 1, 1962
Blaze 1,  1962

Bridget Riley: Descending, 1965
Descending   1965

Her style was created in the 60s and 70s, but it has become more popular over the past few years.  What do you like or dislike about Bridget Riley's Op Art?

Is it hard to look at or is it hard to look away from it?  Do you have any other types of Op Art that you like?



26 comments:

  1. It seems like the artist took their time and really showed many different kinds of art.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very cool style of art. I really enjoy looking at optical illusions. Hats off to Bridget Riley.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These styles of art are very interesting. They make my eyes hurt, but they are very cool. I Would love to learn how to draw these.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These art styles make me dizzy and gives me a headache

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow thats amazing i love this its so cool how they move

    ReplyDelete
  6. i really like this. especially when you keep staring at the pictures it gets you dizzy. i also liked the fact that, there are different ways of using lines and circles. this is really creative.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think that this kind of art is cool. I like how it looks like it is moving. It makes my eyes hurt though. I think it is harder to look at.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This kinda makes me dizzy watching it. They seem to move when you look at them. Optical illusions are pretty cool

    ReplyDelete
  9. i think it is cool. there is alot of different ways of using lines and circles. it looks like a zerba.

    ReplyDelete
  10. this makes me have a big headache and i love this pioece of art but i dont like hoe it gives me a headache and it looks like a zebra

    ReplyDelete
  11. Deffinitely like this. I want to learn how to make this I think it'd be fun.



    Connor Hickman: These are very cool but i dont think i would have the patience to acually make one of these. I am impressed anyone thought of this. Also it makes my head hurt.

    ReplyDelete
  12. really cool i really want to learn how to make this

    ReplyDelete
  13. these are cool illusions. sometimes they make me see different colors. they make my brain and eyes hurt.i understand y they are popular.

    ReplyDelete
  14. illusions are really cool but they make my head hurt if i foucus on them to long

    ReplyDelete
  15. These illusions look really good. The artist must have spent a lot of time on getting these lines to look as good as they do. I do not have that much ability to make everything connect that well. If i had a lottle more patience it could possibly happen. unlikely...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Like when if you click the arrows keys it looks like it is moving. it is hard to look at close up. i have not seen this type of art be for.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is both hard to look at and hard to look away. I get a headache if i look at it to long, but i like seeing if it acully moves. This looks like it would take a lot of dedication and time to make.

    ReplyDelete
  18. i think this would be fun to do in class. i think it would be hard to actully make it work but it would be fun and a learning expereince abot lines.

    ReplyDelete
  19. this is so cool! i showed my little brothers this and they were like "wow its moving!" i think it would be a fun art project

    ReplyDelete
  20. this looks cool its not hard to look at but it looks like it moves especially when you scroll the page.

    ReplyDelete
  21. this looks cool its not hard to look at but it looks like it moves especially when you scroll the page.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I hate optical illusion with a passion but i like shading. Especially if they used pen. That'd be cool. I wish I was better at optical illusion to be honest.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love optical illusions so I think that this is amazing. I love looking at it. I think it's wonderful how we can create lines and have them trick our brains.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is some real optical illusions. They are pretty cool I know we did some of these earlier this year. They were pretty fun.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Optical illusions are really fun to draw. Its weird how they become optical illusions just from lines. I would love to do this again sometime in class.

    ReplyDelete
  26. There isn't much that I don't like about Bridget Riley's artworks. She was so talented and has made some interesting things. Seeing her works, just makes me wonder how long it took her to make these. There is so much thinking that goes into these, I couldn't possibly do it.

    ReplyDelete