Monday, December 7, 2015

Culture: Impressionism And The Caribbean @ Brooklyn Museum, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York City has a bunch of interesting museums. Last week I visited the Brooklyn Museum. The place has a variety of art works. There I enjoyed the current show "Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World" (through January 3, 2016 brooklynmuseum ).

The exhibiton focuses on the painter Francisco Oller and his mostly European colleagues. The artist was born in Puerto Rico and had worked in Europe with Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet and other artists, who belonged to an avant-garde circle, called "Impressionists".

The painting in the exhibition are less flamboyant than I had expected from a Caribbean show. But some of the works are interesting anyway. I show here my favorites, as usual a very subjective selection. On top of this post you can see Francisco Oller`s "Still Life with Coconuts" (ca. 1893, oil on canvas).

Above this paragraph there are 2 paintings from the American Virgin Islands, a group of islands in the Eastern part of the Caribbean Islands: "Coconut Palms by the Sea, Saint Thomas" by Camille Pissaro (1856, oil on canvas) followed by "A Creek in Sain Thomas" also by Camille Pissaro (1856, oil on academy board).

Above more Caribbean images: "Key West, Negro Cabins and Palms" by Winslow Homer (1898,  watercolor and pencil on paper) followed by "The Disembarkation of American Troups in Ponce, July 27, 1898" by Manuel Cuàs Agulló (1898, oil on canvas).

There are also mor  still lives: Oller´s "Still Life with Plaintains and Bananas" & " & "Still Life with Mamoncillos, Coconuts, Pomegranates, and Grapes" by José Joaquín Tejada Revilla, both oil on canvas.


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