First inspired by the patterns of ripples and movement of water captured by Polaroids at the Peristyle Pool at the Getty Villa in Malibu, and later transformed into large-scale work on mylar and canvas. These Getty Water Paintings are sumptuous variations on the inspiration of Monet's water lily paintings, textural sweeps in which the apparent rippling interplay of water and light amounts to visions of impressionistic poetry.

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All artwork ©Victor Raphael