Works such as Winter Rose start from a projected photograph that the artist analyzes into a grid of cells. He then fills each cell one at a time (much as Chuck Close does), with saturated, pure watercolor. He often uses as many as 40 different hues in a single work.
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: watercolor on paper
Size: 145 x 97 cm
Subject: Still Life
Style: New Realism
Museum: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
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