The Age of Wisdom, 1983 - 1984
Barrington Watson's oeuvre includes hundreds of paintings and drawings on paper.They represent a wide-range of themes, including history painting, genre, portraits and self-portraits, nudes, erotica, the landscape and the still life.
He has produced a set of Giclée Canvas Prints of his original works of art for sale on ShopMyjamaica.com. Giclée is an economical way to print high-quality prints that allows Barrington to take total control of the production of the images, including the final color correction and the substrates.
Barrington Watson's work represents a fusion of cultural interests both European and Caribbean. From a Caribbean perspective, he visualises images of cultural and historical significance in his work, narratives so crucial to continuity within black culture.
Many of his paintings are figurative and attempt to accurately depict the Caribbean's temperate influences, its light, its colour, tropical feel and vagaries of the Caribbean's flesh tones. Petrine Archer Barrington prefers to paint portraits because they are more challenging and women are often the subject of his work.
The Age of Wisdom — Barrington's Mother is a work that is special to Barrington because it is a portrait of his mother that took two years to complete because she thoroughly enjoyed sitting for the painting. The original remains in Barrington's collection.
Dimensions: 16 x 21 ins and 21 x 30 ins
Prints are signed by the artist and are shipped with a certificate of authentication, issued by the artist.