Zeus Flight

1995

Frost, Terry
After settling with his family in St Ives in 1950, Terry Frost was introduced to the Cornish landscape by the painter Peter Lanyon. Colour and form are the two essential elements in Frost’s painting. He wrote: 'certain colours do people's hearts good, other colours they dislike in various degrees. It is a question of reacting via the eyes through the heart and head for a full sensation… colour for feeling, to do with imagination and reverie, inspired by actual visual experience'. Like most of Frost's works, this print was named after it was made. Frost thought that it looked 'ready to take off' and that it had 'the magic touch, so it must belong to the Gods.' In Greek mythology, Zeus was the king of the sky and the most powerful God; he used thunderbolts to destroy his enemies. Helen Loughlan
  • Artwork Details: 28.5 x 28cm
  • Edition: 22 of 45
  • Material description: etching with aquatint
  • Credit line: © The Estate of Terry Frost
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC7/1998

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