The Watkins stare

One of the distinguishing features of WR Watkins’ work is his attention to the faces of his models, which brings them closer to portraiture than figure study. He frequently paints his nudes in direct confrontation with the viewer, something we’ve characterized as the Watkins stare. Here are four examples:

WR Watkins brown-haired woman in striped skirtWR Watkins blonde woman on bedWR Watkins brown-haired woman sittingWR Watkins dark-haired woman reclining

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2009 under WR Watkins, William Reginald Watkins.

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