An selection of Terry Frost prints would not be complete without one inspired by the poems of Federico Lorca.
Terry Frost was widely read, and enjoyed poetry, particularly the work of Federico Garcia Lorca. This might be surprising given his dark, sometimes despairing poems. His themes were violence, death and darkness as often as passion and life.
"I've been in love with Lorca's poetry for 15 years" Frost wrote in 1989, when he produced the Lorca Suite of etchings, after years of working on paintings and editions with Lorca in mind.
We have chosen “Black for Lorca” from 1991, published three years after the “Eleven Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca” (the Lorca Suite).
Unlike the earlier set of etchings, Black for Lorca is an etching and lithograph.
Terry Frost said “When you paint black, it must have colour”