Barrington Watson's Baptism, 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
Religion is a deep-rooted in the Jamaican consciousness. The Baptism, a ritual often practiced in Jamaica, is part of Barrington Watson’s music, dance and religion genre that make up a substantial portion of his oeuvre. His love of music, dance an ritual culminating in religious spectacle is demonstrated in this piece. So is his accomplishment in the handling of pigment that allow a shimmering build-up of tonalities. Petrine Archer
The Dimensions: 16 x 21 ins and 21 x 30 ins
Prints are stamped with the artist's signature, numbered and shipped with a certificate of authentication, issued by the artist.
To provide ShopMyJamaica customers with the best shipping rates possible, international shipping times will take from 3-5 days. Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, and comes packaged in a Tube. An additional 5 – 10 business days of processing time is required for prints.
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