An unprecedented examination of Rafael Soriano's life’s work

By Cate McQuaid
La soledad (Solitude), 1975, oil on canvas, 40 x 50", private collection
MASSACHUSETTS---The Cuban painter Rafael Soriano, who died in 2015, was known for flat geometries until he came to the US, in 1962, where his work became luminous, ethereal, and rooted in contemplation. McMullen Museum of Art: "Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic" (Jan. 30-June 4, 2017); Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Ave., Boston; (617)552-8587; [link]