Joseph Raffael is an american contemporary realist artist born in 1933, Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph Raffael is a master in Fine Art Watercolors on paper painter.
The Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York City NY USA official representative of Joseph Raffael is selling fine art watercolors, watercolor paintings, reproductions, lithographs, posters and books.
Joseph is painting fine art watercolors in his home at Cap d'Antibes in the South of France where he is living with his wife Lannis Raffael.
Joseph's fine art paintings are inspired by flowers, nature, water, koi, animals, parrots, wind, water, bouquets, scenes from a life.
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212-966-6676Nancy Hoffman22 February 1933Brooklyn, NYJoe RaffaeleLannis RaffaelJoseph RaffaelmaleJosephRaffaelNancy HoffmanUSA711510Cap d'Antibes, France
GATEWAY NATURE - BY PHIL WEIDMAN
(a painting by Joseph Raffael)
a painting by Joseph Raffael
is a life size watercolor
of a dense cluster of trees
& undergrowth vaguely familiar
but unrecognized until now.
Sparkles of fall color draw
one into an interweaving
of stems, trunks, limbs, and leaves,
that reflects an inexplicable perfection
& joy expands like heat
to embrace a loving
presence one rarely feels.
Spirit - A Poem by Stanley Nelson
(Author's note: this poem was inspired by Joseph Raffael's painting, Spirit Entry.)
charmed amphitheatre: sound
stalk in cradled foliage (sun
of blue water, frozen
blaze of hazard
inner realm where
unicorn leaps in suave
in tapestry. Entry, introit, isle
of Cythere explored by white-
cleavaged ladies en
sorcelled by leashed
of ruffled collar
by petals in star-
burst, stellar clusters where sun
shine settles. Heart's Wood:noon
spring daffodils, rose-
vulvean. Eolian mode:
forestfloor, lean in golden shadow,
stalksound of harp and harp
of all small
feathery things: Spirit
fidel Spirit, in
finite Merging Margins