Robinson Upper School art classes recently open “Pop Oller”, an art exhibition with a new take on an old master. The exhibition will run until November 30th in the Burger King Gallery at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Oller was a prolific painter who usually worked topics such as still-lifes and landscapes, historical events and portraiture. Oller is the only Latin American painter who played a role in the development of Impressionism. He was also involved with several painting movements such as Realism, Naturalism.
In “Pop Oller”, elements of Oller’s work collided with popular culture to create playful juxtapositions. Traditional images from Puerto Rican culture- from bunches of plantains and coconuts to historic cultural figures- where reproduced in the bold colors of Pop art.
We were honored that maestro Osiris Delgado, one of the greatest living Puerto Rican artists of the 20th century, attended the opening with his daughter Giannina, la niña de la cuerda.
We cordially invite you to visit the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and enjoy our students’ engaging work until November 30th.
Enjoy the photos of the opening night!