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A cross-cultural message between nations and religions
June 23, 2020
the Renaissance Man

by Monica Mergiu

June 23, 2020

A cross-cultural message between nations and religions




Every Man should strive to reach his full potential. The dynamic world we live in emphasizes hyper-specialization as the way forward. University graduates narrow down the skill field of a student to fill a particular niche. Young boys are encouraged to choose a single sporting event where they excel if they have any hope for a college or professional career down the road. Sadly, this trend slowly eliminates a once-popular aspiration to become a well-rounded man.

A gentleman ought to have a forceful handle not just on one or two, but on every dimension of his humanity, working in every way possible to strengthen himself. If he is blessed with intelligence, he should not chase his academic pursuits at the expense of his physical health. Likewise, a creative personality should not lead a man to isolate himself and ignore his being's social dimension. Excellence in one of these areas does not take care of the other's pursuit. Instead, it serves only to increase competency in complementary areas, giving people a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.

The ideal of the Renaissance Man is based on the belief that a man's capacity for personal development is without limits; competence in a broad range of abilities and areas of knowledge should be every man's goal and is within every man's grasp. Who I envisage being a true Renaissance Man of the 21st century is Gheorghe Virtosu. Mastering many social accomplishments, knowledge, arts, etc., he continuously aspires for competence in many areas. On this particular opportunity, I would like to narrate his Art.

The Renaissance Man

Despite all difficulties and hard times, he is still standing for his dreams and purpose. He observes his environment, looking back deeply touched by millions of shadows, imagining his future without doubts but so much uncovered melancholy. His looks at his present with shy eyes conscious of his weakness and disappointments. But here he is, still standing for his aspiration.

Master Of The Waters (2017)
Master Of The Waters (2017)
His Art grows with large wings of hope and desires, flourishing in thousands of colors with meaningful forms, sparkling new ideas and visions. His Art is burning his demons, his uncertainty, his butterflies. His Art becomes his reality, the only one, middle of life with huge waves of happenings. Between hell and paradise, he leaves aside his ghosts and sorrows, where he is the Man creating The Splendor.

I am writing about his paintings with passionate curiosity. I wonder who he is. In a world of artificial beauty, he looks to nature to collect and embrace real life's freshness. He travels between the holiness of our existence, trying to find the sap of the Earth, the Light, the Freedom. His paintings are huge, colorful, brilliant, and powerful. His subjects are strange, speaking about a parallel history, a distant world, an unknown planet. He is a traveler and his creations born in a prolonged, deep sadness, are his way of searching and winning the sky, the sea, the birds, the forests, the mountains, the flowers, the air, the moon, the stars, and his destiny.

Master Of The Waters (2017)
American Spirit (2015)
He is the Renaissance Man. And his Art is the portal to his Universe. Between sculptures, statues, colors, and frames, he is fighting for his life with the passion of a warrior crowned with the crown of loneliness. But is he lonely? Invisible and stronger than ever, his flamboyant artistic spirit gives him the sword of the rebirth.

Master Of The Waters (2017)
Klara Pölzl (2015)
The painter, the paintings, the sorrow, and the joy will live forever sparkling for all of us the Artist's Renaissance.

Artist George Virtosu is one of the painters who can give a real cross-cultural message between nations and religions. My essay about him, my short literary story, is just a moment, my reflection during my research of his Art.

About author Author’s bio. Dr. Monica Mergiu - Writer, lyricist, author of the literary collection Art For Peace /Forum For Renaissance. Member of the German Union of Writers, Bavarian Union of Writers and International Federation of Journalists. Dr. Mergiu is a loyal friend of GCC, promoter and supporter of Arab Heritage and Arab Women's image beyond the borders. The Founder of the “Art & Royal Virtual Library” and author of the celebrated “Women & Art” Literary Collection. Her motto – “Culture unites people.”

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