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The British School at Rome, Verve

Bridget Riley's commission, ‘Verve’, is a permanent artwork painted onto the vaulting barrels of Edwin Lutyens' entrance hall at The British School at Rome. The first ceiling painting by Bridget Riley, it is realised in the vibrant colours of Riley’s ‘Egyptian palette’.

 

Riley has had a long association with the School and, since 2016, she has endowed the annual Bridget Riley Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for a young painter to spend six months at the school.

 

Modus Operandi Director, Vivien Lovell, served as Chair of the Faculty of Fine Arts, The British School at Rome, 2013 – 2020 and was retained to advise on Riley’s commission at the invitation of Mark Getty, Chair of the Council of Trustees, British School at Rome.

 

https://bsr.ac.uk/discover-verve-bridget-riley-first-ceiling-painting-at-the-bsr/

 

Artist

Bridget Riley

Title of work

Verve

Location

Rome

Year

2023

Image credit

'Verve', by Bridget Riley, The British School at Rome