Bridget Riley and Illusion fashion

November 3, 2009

Bridget Riley, British artist who came in the 1960s to limelight with her Op Art is today perhaps the most influential persona in fashion world. Op Art is a method of painting concerning the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or waRPING.

The influence of Optical Art is found everywhere from the textile prints to dias arrangements and in photography.

fabric op art

Op Art influenced textile designing

Op Art was initiated by Bridget Riley but then it had many important followers like Jesús Rafael Soto, Jullian Stanczak and Richard Anuszkiewicz. In india, the influence of Op Art came late. Visual artist Devajyoti Ray known mainly for a new variety of Pseudorealism had made series on Bridget Riley taking most of the elements of Op Art.


Devajyoti Ray’s work titled “Smoking Bridget”.

The fashion world has also taken to Op art in the realm of glamour photography. The use of colours and patters in order to create moving 3D impact out of flat surface has been used to the advantage of photography quite often




2 Responses to “Bridget Riley and Illusion fashion”

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