Sir Terry Frost
Black and White Movement 1952

Artwork details

Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
Black and White Movement
Date 1952
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1778 x 1016 mm
frame: 1860 x 1047 x 45 mm
No information available
Not on display

Display caption

Terry Frost was based in St Ives, a harbour town and a centre for abstract

art. There he made a series of works inspired by the boats in the harbour, in which diagonal and curving lines intersect. These lines echo the shapes of the boats and their rocking motion, the curves of the ropes that secured them, the arcs of the swaying masts and the small waves coming into shore.

Frost was associated with a group of ‘Constructionist’ artists committed to non-representational art. He and they frequently based works like this on geometrical proportions

such as the Golden Section.  

February 2010

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