Terry Frost

Red, Black and White

Red, Black and White by Terry Frost

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[By the mid-1960s] I knew I had to do some large paintings, for my own sake: maybe I was ambitious to go to the States; it is essential to find out what can happen when you work big. I had done Red, Black and white small, and I wanted to do it again on a scale that would really surround you. At that time in my life I could paint on the floor, so I would stand to make semicircles which were drawn by my body. You couldn’t do that on an easel because you would plan it too much if you did. [In mixing the colours] you move your white, move your red or move your black to the magic touch between them, the warm and the cool. (Terry Frost)

Red, Black and White
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acrylic on canvas
1980 x 2590 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, on loan from Oliver Dennehy, Auckland
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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