Known for his monumental paintings celebrating flora and fauna, Joseph Raffael’s work in Moving toward the Light takes the viewer deeper and deeper into the mysteries of nature. Raffael captures the wonders that surround him at his home and garden in France, transforming what he sees into a heightened vision in watercolor. His large-scale works typically depict flowers, water, and fish swimming in ornamental ponds but Raffael asserts, “I don’t paint flowers; I paint energy.”
Image Credit: Joseph Raffael, American, b. 1933, New Cycle, 2009–10, Watercolor on paper, 73 1/2 x 89 x inches. Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
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