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Red, Black and White

© estate of Terry Frost. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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This composition is dominated by a series of black vertical lines against a white ground, which occasionally Frost has blocked out with colour, principally red, black, orange and yellow. The sparseness of the composition creates a flat non-figurative image. Frost describes the experience of seeing the Yorkshire Dales in winter as an inspiration for this work. Snow flattened his perspective and created an irregular lattice of the dry stone walls of the fields.

The Pier Arts Centre

Stromness

  • Date

    1955–1956

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    72 x 91.7 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 8

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979

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The Pier Arts Centre

Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA Scotland

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