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October 21, 2015

Tags: Francisco Oller

Francisco Oller (Puerto Rican, 1833-1917). Still Life with Coconuts (Naturaleza muerta con cocos), circa 1893. Oil on canvas, 27 3/4 x 44 1/4 in. (70.5 x 112.4 cm), framed. Private collection, New Jersey.
Some artists blossom early. Others, like fine wine, age into maturity. An illuminating show chronicling just such an evolution is “Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” at the Brooklyn Museum (through January 3, 2016). (more…)