Los Tormentos de la Existencia Painting of the Month “October”

Orlando Vallejo is a great modern artist, Painting like “Los Tormentos de la Existencia” are Great example of his best work in 2004 that is why is been selected as painting of the month. The technique of the painting is extremely simple, and to me is what gives so much presence to this painting.  His palette in this painting consisted mainly of somber dark tone with a particularly orange base composition, he shows no sign of developing a vivid coloration in this painting but rather than a strong yet beautifully arranged work of art.

Los Tormentos de la Existencia

Los Tormentos de la Existencia is a 34 by 40 inch oil on canvas painting, A great and interesting factor that this painting has is the texture all around the surface. We can clearly appreciate a vast fields of darkness under different troubled house that express a haunting image of tension that only the artist could express with his brush stroke. It may suggest a disaster it could also represent a state of mind in which the artist was feeling in 2004 but the most important factor is that all those feeling came together and produce a great work of art.


Orlando Vallejo Is a very good Investment as an artist. Taking into consideration that this style of art in Puerto Rico is not Common and his painting are even rarer in the open market. In my opinion any great collection should include and Original Work by Vallejo


by Joey Medrano

Pez Guanabana By Julio Rosado del Valle

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“Pez Guanabana” 41”x 41” Part of the Permanent Collection of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico MAPR

Here is an extraordinary example of a work that combines figuration and abstraction. Rosado del Valle was one of the pioneers of Abstract art in Puerto Rico. But as the titles show most of his abstractions are based on figurative referents, whether as a result of observation of his surrounding or because the area of color or the brushstroke on the surface of the canvas resembles some real object. In the case of this work we can enjoy the colors and forms as well as make out the fins, spikes, and even an eye and the mouth of the blowfish of the title.

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I feel very proud to introduce the next pieces that is surely a special painting for any collection. Is the original sketch based on the painting that is located at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico called Pez Guanabana from 1979. This is a great overview of how Julio Rosado del Valle used to analize a sketch to execute a Masterpiece.

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“Pez Guanabana” 8 x 10  Oil/CardBoard
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Original picture inside the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico “MAPR”

by Joey Medrano