Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Barrington - A Retrospective

As we draw closer to the end of Black History Month, I'd like build on my last post about Renowned Jamaican Artists, by highlighting Jamaica's master painter, Professor, The Hon. Barrington Watson O.J. 

I found this really interesting video documentary on his life and work on the National Gallery of Jamaica website that I thought I would share with you. It is really inspiring to hear him talk about the things that impact is art... the history, politics and social fiber of Jamaica, intertwined with his travels and experiences in other countries and cultures. His reflection on the human form, particularly the complexity of the female body and emotions is enthralling...Do enjoy!

Barrington: a Jamaican Artist's Story from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo.

For those of you who would like to see Barrington Watson's work live, the National Gallery of Jamaica has arranged a special exhibition commemorating his 80th  birthday that started on the 8th of January and will continue until the 14th of April, 2012. The core exhibition takes place at the National Gallery of Jamaica with annex exhibitions at the Bank of Jamaica and the Olympia Art Centre.

Reggae Icon Feature: Peter Tosh

We could not celebrate Reggae Month without celebrating the life and music of the razor-sharp, rebel - Peter Tosh! Read his biography HERE.

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