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explore PHOTOS (FROM TOP) BY GEORGE OZE PHOTOGRAPHY/PURESTOCK/ALAMY AND COURTESY OF RAFAELTRELLESONLINE.COM Caribbean Expression Discover Puerto Rico's fine arts heritage. By Wes Isley ★ Mention Puerto Rico, and most travelers imagine rum drinks, palm-fringed beaches, and Spanish fortresses. Look closer, however, to find a centuries-old fine art tradition which produces contemporary artists recognized on the island and around the world. The capital of San Juan offers numerous museums and galleries in one convenient destination, with collections highlighting Puerto Rico's contributions to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other media. Pressed for time? Start in romantic Old San Juan, and pop into the free Museo de San Juan, located a short walk from San Felipe del Morro. Diversions Housed in an old public market where students can be found painting in the courtyard, it features only three works. However, these three jewels succinctly present the island's earliest and most influential painters. A 1776 self-portrait by Luis Paret y Alcázar shows the artist dressed as a local peasant, or jíbaro, in bare feet and carrying plantains - a recurring theme in Puerto Rican art. Paret is highlighted for teaching José Campeche, the first native-born artist to achieve international fame. Known for religious images and portraits, Campeche is represented here with Gobernador Don Ramón de Castro (1800), a large canvas incorporating Rococo motifs and presenting the mighty Spanish governor against a backdrop of San Juan military fortifications. Last is a sketch of one of the island's most iconic paintings, El Velorio (1893) by Francisco Oller. His depiction of a child's wake is poignant, yet lively, and Pursuits of Pleasure From top: the Raíces Fountain, and self-portrait (1776) by Luis Paret y Alcázar SEPTEMBER 2014 23 http://www.RAFAELTRELLESONLINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - September 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Fall Escapes
Great Escapes: Intimate Italy
Style Spotlight: Travel Pro
Diversions: National Sportscasters Association
Connections: Everybody's Business
Diversions: Puerto Rico Art
Gear Up: Office Tools
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Great Escapes: Omni Homestead Resort
To Your Health: Devereux
Travel Feature: Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
Special Section: Northwest Florida
Special Section: Simply Charleston
University Spotlight: Auburn University
Special Section: Highway 1 Discovery Route, California
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - September 2014