Almost all of Raffael's watercolors are gigantic in scale, reflecting the influence of the enveloping giant canvases of the abstract expressionists. His method has always relied on the photograph. His early flower watercolors emphasized painterly surface rather than blunt realism, but after 1976 he began to minimize the watercolor textures in favor of a more jewel-like, brilliant surface almost like that of a shiny color photograph.
Artform: PAINTING, DRAWING AND GRAPHIC ARTS, 20th and 21st Centuries
Artist: Raffael, Joseph
Artist Dates: born 1933
Country/Culture: United States
Period: 20th century
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 210.8 x 304.8 cm
Style: New Realism
Museum: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
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