“Christina I” is at once both regal and disarmingly natural. She captures a relaxed sense of feminine grace that is unstudied and spontaneous—a glimpse of real life as seen through the artist’s eye. In this piece Richard MacDonald has drawn on the sculptor’s traditional use of drapery to both conceal, and reveal, the form. The illusion of draped fabric accentuates the form underneath, and adds a visual sense of dynamic tension as it enfolds her body. Richard MacDonald’s “Christina I” occupies a contemporary place in the tradition of bathers that have fascinated artists from Rembrandt to Degas to Renoir.