Some great images of Terry Frost’s work.

Destructive Testing

I was introduced to Sir Terry Frost’s work by Stephen Macinnis (https://sbmacinnis.wordpress.com/.  Knowing something of his life and motivation for painting does heighten my appreciation for his work.

“In prisoner-of-war camp I got tremendous spiritual experience, a more aware or heightened perception during starvation, and I honestly do not think that awakening has ever left me.”

“Frost’s work reflects his gratitude and joie de vivre at having survived wartime incarceration; it is full of colour, light and the pleasure of existence ‘a sense of delight in front of nature’. Frost took his inspiration from nature; the sun, moon, water, boats and the female form are recurring motifs abstracted into sensuous circles and curves.”

“These shapes are often coloured in dramatic blues, reds, oranges, yellows and blacks. Frost believed that the interplay of colour and shape could realise an event or image more successfully than imitation. He combined strict…

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