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Red, Black and White

© estate of Terry Frost. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. 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





oil on canvas


H 72 x W 91.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979

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Inscription description

1. '↑ TOP / RED BLACK / ON [?] WHITE [? this last part of the text is obscured by a label] / 'Terry Frost'. 2. '↑ / DEC / JAN / 55-6'. 3. '↑'. 4. gallery label, part removed (unidentified). 5. exhibition label for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Out of Place: Works from the Pier Arts Centre collection). 6. exhibition label (artist name and title). 7. '19'. 8. exhibition label for Tate (Pier Gallery Collection 20th Sept-29th Oct 1978). 9. exhibition label for Aberdeen Art Gallery an


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