|Medium||Acrylic on canvas|
|Dimensions||1023⁄4 × 927⁄8 in. (261 × 236 cm)|
|Collection||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2016|
Riley often reworks her paintings and finishes them at a later date, demonstrating continuity in her practice. Elysium developed from a series of small studies made in 1973, but it was set aside and not fully realized as a painting until 2003. Elysium extends the color relationships of earlier paintings, but these have a softer glow, achieved through the interplay of magenta, turquoise, and olive with white intervals.