Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception
Friday 20 October 2017 to 21 January 2018
Op Art: Where Art Meets Science & Maths
Sixth Form Study Session
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Open to all Y12/13 students but may be of particular interest to those studying Art, Psychology or Maths.
£5 per student. Limited Places available (max 10 students per school).
The Holburne Museum and the University of Bath have joined forces to offer your sixth formers a unique, cross-curricular opportunity to explore the science and maths behind ‘Op art’.This event will complement the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception (20 October 2017 to 21 January 2018) – exploring one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Discover how Op Art stimulates and confounds our visual perceptions, creating mentally challenging, spatially disorientating and interactive illusions.
- have introductory short talks on the history of the Op art movement and the psychology, neuroscience and maths behind art and illusion.
- visit the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception which includes works by Georges Seurat, Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely
- rotate between stations with practical activities and demonstrations exploring the science and maths behind Op art.
Picture credit: Michael Kidner, Multiple 1965, Silkscreen on Perspex, 70 x 35 x 8.5 cm © Michael Kidner Art Ltd, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London & New York