Bridget Riley credits this work from 1961, Movement in Squares, as the beginning of her exploration of geometric form and spatial dynamics. Its rhythm subtly evokes a meeting of two forms, a kiss or a folding of two flat planes into a vanishing line of contact. The repeated squares, gradually compressed from left and right, give a restless impression of movement, and refuse to let the eye settle. Riley’s painting featured in the Hayward Gallery’s 2006 exhibition How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Arts Council Collection.


  • Title: Movement in Squares
  • Creator: Bridget Riley
  • Date Created: 1961
  • Location Created: London, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: h122 x w122 cm
  • Medium: Emulsion on board

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