Terry Frost

Black and White Movement on Blue and Green II

About this artwork

This painting was inspired by the sight of boats moored in St Ives harbour. Although the work is moving towards abstraction, the original subject can still be determined. The first version of this painting is in the Tate Gallery in London; this is a second, slightly different version. Commenting on the first painting, Frost said that he was struck by the movement of the boats on the water, stating; 'I was not portraying subject matter but concentrating on the emotion engendered by what I saw.' The title underlines the independence of the painting from the initial subject.

  • title:
    Black and White Movement on Blue and Green II
  • accession number:
    GMA 1299
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1951 / 1952
  • measurements:
    111.80 x 86.30 cm (framed: 123.20 x 97.40 x 6.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1974
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Terry Frost. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Terry Frost

Terry Frost