Sir Terry Frost
Winter 1956, Yorkshire 1956

Artwork details

Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
Winter 1956, Yorkshire
Date 1956
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 2442 x 1225 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Not on display

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Frost's move from St Ives to Leeds in Yorkshire introduced him to a new landscape. In the Yorkshire Dales he felt like a tiny presence in a huge expanse of space.

He related this unusually long, thin work to a particular experience: tobogganing with friends down a steep hill in Leeds, quite out of control. He said the black form at the top left derived from a Russian hat worn by his friend; the long sweep of the lines evokes his experience of careering down the hill.

September 2004

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