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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.
oil on canvas
72 x 91.7 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA ScotlandView venue
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