Movement in Squares

Bridget Riley1961

Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery
London, United Kingdom

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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