Mathematical characterization of Bridget Riley's stripe paintings

  title={Mathematical characterization of Bridget Riley's stripe paintings},
  author={Neil A. Dodgson},
  journal={Journal of Mathematics and the Arts},
  pages={106 - 89}
  • N. Dodgson
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Art
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts
I investigate whether mathematical measures can characterize Bridget Riley's stripe paintings. This is motivated by three considerations: (1) stripe paintings are an incredibly constrained art form, therefore it should be relatively straightforward to ascertain whether or not there is a mathematical characterization; (2) Bridget Riley's approach to composition is methodical and thoughtful, so we can assume that her paintings are carefully constructed rather than random and (3) Riley's paintings… 
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