Staff Pick 2021, chosen by Cecilia Christman, Gallery Assistant: "On view in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Warren Prosperi is lauded for his highly naturalistic studies of human emotion. In In the Studio: Ali Waiting, Prosperi captures his preferred model looking pensively into the distance, surrounded by luscious studio props. The model’s strikingly focused gaze makes me wonder what she is considering. Is she reflecting on some deep thought? Or, is she solely consumed by the task of feigning thoughtfulness? I find Prosperi’s portraits to be so alluring because, like this sitter, you can easily lose yourself in wondering and reflection."
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