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Orlando Quevedo - The Magical Realist  
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Orlando Quevedo - World Renowned Magical Realist

Orlando Quevedo enjoying a Cuban cigar.Magic realism or magical realism is a genre where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise mundane, realistic environment. Although it is most commonly used as a literary genre, magic realism also applies to film and the visual arts.

Orlando Quevedo magical realist works experiment with subject matter, form, style, sequence, and fusions of the everyday and the extraordinary. Each artwork displays significant detail and features multiple focal points, most notably representations of classic and contemporary masterworks along with female figurative and symbolic subjects.

ArtRev.com is the exclusive worldwide publisher of artist Orlando Quevedo. Our diverse portfolio includes world renowned Magical Realist, Orlando Quevedo, widely recognized for his remarkable depiction of famous masterworks, highly stylized interiors and intimate figurative subjects.

Orlando Quevedo Art Collection

Orlando Rafael Quevedo was born on Janauary 1st, 1970 in Holguin, Cuba. At an early age he showed an interest in fine arts and specifically drawing. He started his fine art education in 1982, attending the highly respected vocational school of art. At the age of 8 he won the first prize at the National Celebration of the History of Cuba Competition, surpassing 14 to 18 year old students. He continued his studies at the Professional School of Fine Art in Holquin, where only five students are chosen to attend. Orlando received his Masters Degree from the Superior Art Institute of Havana, Cuba in 1993.

One of the first works which one can observe his promising talent for painting was an oil portrait painting of his grandmother. Until this Day the portrait is featured in one of the most important art school museums in Cuba.

Orlando Immigrating to the United States of America
Orlando's father was the first member of his family to leave Cuba and head to the USA. His father settled in Philadelphia. Orlando followed after 15 years and made Philadelphia his home as well. He always speaks of the moment of re-uniting with his father and how it had a major impact on his style of painting. He speaks of it as the happiest moment of his life and he decided to express that with his vivid colors.

Orlando's Time with the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art
Orlando now resides in Philadelphia and along with his fine painting career; he worked as a professor of Art Appreciation at LaSalle University for ten years. He also worked as a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, one of the most reputable art museums in USA. He helped beautify the city of Philadelphia by painting several large murals in the downtown area.

Orlando's PaintingsOrlando Rafael Quevedo In His Studio.
At the young age of 35, Orlando, is the nation's proponent of "Magical Realism". Magical Realism is an aesthetic style in which magical elements blend with the real world. His paintings portray these magical elements as realistic as possible, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same subject matter.

A typical Orlando painting may include representations of works by renowned artist such as Chagall, Degas, Lautrec, Miro, Monet, Mucha , O'keefe, Picasso, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.

Inspired by his favorite artists, Peter Paul Rubens, Velazquez and Rembrandt, he continues to pay homage to these "Masters" as he combines their techniques to create the light, drama and movement that clearly define a continually evolving Baroque, surreal and magical style. When asked about why he loves paying homage to the masters in his paintings, he states that during his time at the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art he felt that it was a natural progression to include some of the paintings he spent years observing. Orlando is a master of the light and shadow technique, the depiction of light and shadow is an important technique to represent illusory space in a painting. Without light, nothing can be seen but with shadow and shade objects and the Space surrounding them can be realistically defined.

Orlando explains that the hardest thing for a fine artist is to give the spectator an impression of a three dimensional world on a flat canvas. This is when a lot of artists go wrong.

Orlando's Development of Limited Edition Prints
Orlando has been producing small editions of hand signed giclee prints on canvas to be able to meet the demand of his collectors. The average edition size is 99, signed and numbered by the artist with a small number of artist's proofs. He is currently working on new mediums such as works on paper, and hand embellished works on canvas. Orlando is always exploring new trends in the world of print-making to be able to reach his large following worldwide.

Orlando's Exhibitions and Achievements
Orlando recently opened his first permanent gallery in Philadelphia. The gallery also includes his personal studio and painting room. He personally worked on the design and architecture of the building. He also operates a fine art printing atelier where he controls the quality of his fine art prints and keeps a personal archive of all his editions for copyright purposes.

Orlando's works are exhibited in over thirty major art galleries and art auction homes around the United States and Europe. His work is regularly exhibited in Art Expo, New York, one of the largest art fairs to the trade and collectors.

See Entire Artwork Collection by Orlando Quevedo.
 
Artwork Title Dimensions (Inches) Medium Retail Price  
Venus, Orlando Quevedo 27W x 57H Original Oil on Canvas $25,000.00 Venus Photo
Sola, Orlando Quevedo 50W x 40H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 Sola Photo
Fuego del Amor, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $1,800.00 Fuego del Amor Photo
Mujeres Divinas, Orlando Quevedo 21W x 30H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $1,800.00 Mujeres Divinas Photo
Agua de Amor, Orlando Quevedo 40W x 32H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,500.00 Agua de Amor Photo
Flores de Amor, Orlando Quevedo 40W x 32H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,500.00 Flores de Amor Photo
Hope II, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $1,800.00 Hope II Photo
Jeu de Vagues (Play of the Waves), Orlando Quevedo 40W x 32H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,500.00 Jeu de Vagues (Play of the Waves) Photo
Tree of Life, Orlando Quevedo 50W x 40H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 Tree of Life Photo
Woman with Flowers, Orlando Quevedo 45W x 32H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Woman with Flowers Photo
Homage to Mona Lisa (Marilyn Monroe), Orlando Quevedo 21W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $2,000.00 Homage to Mona Lisa (Marilyn Monroe) Photo
Woman with a Fan, Orlando Quevedo 45W x 32H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Woman with a Fan Photo
Homage to Mona Lisa (Marilyn Monroe), Orlando Quevedo 21.75W x 29H Original Oil on Canvas $10,000.00 Homage to Mona Lisa (Marilyn Monroe) Photo
Happiness III, Orlando Quevedo 32W x 45H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Happiness III Photo
Study for The Promise, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for The Promise Photo
Study for The Promise, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for The Promise Photo
Ethereal Dreams, Orlando Quevedo 50W x 40H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 Ethereal Dreams Photo
June, Orlando Quevedo 50.5W x 36H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 June Photo
June, Orlando Quevedo 40W x 32H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,500.00 June Photo
Fuego Del Amor, Orlando Quevedo 36W x 28H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,300.00 Fuego Del Amor Photo
Study for Lady In Red, Orlando Quevedo 15W x 20H Original Watercolor $2,500.00 Study for Lady In Red Photo
Study for The Promise, Orlando Quevedo 15W x 20H Original Watercolor $2,500.00 Study for The Promise Photo
Study for Lady In Venice, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for Lady In Venice Photo
Study for Lady In Red, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for Lady In Red Photo
Study for The Promise, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for The Promise Photo
Study for Mujeres Divinas, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for Mujeres Divinas Photo
Study for Hope II, Orlando Quevedo 19W x 24H Original Drawing $2,500.00 Study for Hope II Photo
Study for Lady In Venice, Orlando Quevedo 20W x 15H Original Watercolor $2,500.00 Study for Lady In Venice Photo
Jeu de Vagues (Play of the Waves), Orlando Quevedo 50W x 40H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 Jeu de Vagues (Play of the Waves) Photo
Agua de Amor, Orlando Quevedo 48.5W x 40H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,800.00 Agua de Amor Photo
Flores de Amor, Orlando Quevedo 45.25W x 37.75H Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas $2,800.00 Flores de Amor Photo
The Promise, Orlando Quevedo 25W x 36H Original Oil on Canvas $12,500.00 The Promise Photo
Hope II, Orlando Quevedo 45W x 32H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Hope II Photo
Fuego del Amor, Orlando Quevedo 45W x 32H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Fuego del Amor Photo
Mujeres Divinas, Orlando Quevedo 32W x 45H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Mujeres Divinas Photo
Dolce far Niente, Orlando Quevedo 36W x 25H Original Oil on Canvas $12,000.00 Dolce far Niente Photo
Lavender and Poppies, Orlando Quevedo 36W x 25H Original Oil on Canvas $12,000.00 Lavender and Poppies Photo
Agua de Amor, Orlando Quevedo 49.75W x 40H Original Oil on Canvas $20,000.00 Agua de Amor Photo
Happiness II, Orlando Quevedo 32W x 44H Original Oil on Canvas $15,000.00 Happiness II Photo
Serenity, Orlando Quevedo 36W x 24.5H Original Oil on Canvas $7,500.00 Serenity Photo
The Four Seasons, Orlando Quevedo 45W x 32H Original Oil on Canvas $12,500.00 The Four Seasons Photo
Homage To The Masters, Orlando Quevedo 35W x 28H Original Oil on Canvas $10,000.00 Homage To The Masters Photo
A Quiet Song, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 A Quiet Song Photo
A Quiet Song, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 A Quiet Song Photo
A Quiet Song, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 A Quiet Song Photo
A Rainbow Filling The Sky, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 A Rainbow Filling The Sky Photo
A Rainbow Filling The Sky, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 A Rainbow Filling The Sky Photo
A Rainbow Filling The Sky, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 A Rainbow Filling The Sky Photo
Ancient Times, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Ancient Times Photo
Aphrodite, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Aphrodite Photo
Aphrodite, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Aphrodite Photo
Aphrodite, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Aphrodite Photo
Blue Sky, Orlando Quevedo 14W x 20.5H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Blue Sky Photo
Blue Sky, Orlando Quevedo 21W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Blue Sky Photo
Blue Sky, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 43.5H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Blue Sky Photo
Crazy For You, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Crazy For You Photo
Crazy For You, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Crazy For You Photo
Daybreak, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Daybreak Photo
Daybreak, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Daybreak Photo
First Dance, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 First Dance Photo
Girl and Vermeer, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Girl and Vermeer Photo
Girl and Vermeer, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Girl and Vermeer Photo
Girl and Vermeer, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Girl and Vermeer Photo
Hope, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 43.5H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Hope Photo
Hope, Orlando Quevedo 21W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Hope Photo
Hope, Orlando Quevedo 14W x 20.5H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Hope Photo
In My Dreams, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 In My Dreams Photo
In My Dreams, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 In My Dreams Photo
In My Dreams, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 In My Dreams Photo
Lady In Manhattan, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Lady In Manhattan Photo
Lady In Manhattan, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Lady In Manhattan Photo
Lady In Manhattan, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Lady In Manhattan Photo
Lady In Paris, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Lady In Paris Photo
Light of Love, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Light of Love Photo
Light of Love, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Light of Love Photo
Light of Love, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Light of Love Photo
Love Story, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Love Story Photo
Love Story, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Love Story Photo
Love Story, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Love Story Photo
Magic Dreams II, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Magic Dreams II Photo
Memories, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 43.5H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Memories Photo
Memories, Orlando Quevedo 21W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Memories Photo
Memories Live On, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Memories Live On Photo
Memories Live On, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Memories Live On Photo
Memories Live On, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Memories Live On Photo
Moments With You, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Moments With You Photo
Moments With You, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Moments With You Photo
Morning Glory, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Morning Glory Photo
Morning Glory, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Morning Glory Photo
New View, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 New View Photo
New View, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 New View Photo
Nymphs, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Nymphs Photo
Nymphs, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Nymphs Photo
Nymphs, Orlando Quevedo 20.5W x 14H Giclee on Canvas $400.00 Nymphs Photo
Old Memories, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Old Memories Photo
Old Memories, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Old Memories Photo
Once Upon A Time, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Once Upon A Time Photo
Paradise, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Paradise Photo
Paradise, Orlando Quevedo 30W x 21H Giclee on Canvas $800.00 Paradise Photo
Quiet Afternoon, Orlando Quevedo 43.5W x 30H Giclee on Canvas $1,500.00 Quiet Afternoon Photo
 
Unique Pencil Drawings & Watercolors

Over time, Orlando has developed a unique creative process that involves sophisticated visualization methods, finely tuned aesthetic senses and advanced artistic techniques. Orlando’s exceptional ability to visualize large-scale, multi-dimensional scenes allows for the design and creation of iconic imagery limited only by his imagination.

Additionally, Orlando often experiments with figurative studies that capture the movements, expressions and deep contemplation of his subjects. Through a series of progressive drafts moving from pencil sketches to intricate watercolors, the subjects subtly evolve into the characters featured in Orlando’s highly stylized original oil paintings.

These techniques are realized in the evolution of the female protagonist in the Orlando Quevedo original painting “The Promise”, shown below.

the evolution of the female protagonist in the Orlando Quevedo original painting...

To inquire about Orlando Quevedo unique pencil drawings, watercolors and original oils please contact MagicalRealism.com at 1-888-392-9001


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