Eternal Engagement Of Good With Evil by Gheorghe Virtosu represents nothing less than the inescapable and incontrovertible apex of the artist’s mature output. God was and is complete in Himself. He created everything that exists and He gave life. Everything He created was good. He initiated and still continues to communicate His love to His creation. God created us for His pleasure and He deserves praise and honor and glory from all creation. This must start with us, as God works in us and through us.
Suffering and evil exert a force that either pushes us away from God or pulls us toward him. If you base your faith on lack of affliction, your faith lives on the brink of extinction and will fall apart because of a frightening diagnosis or a shattering phone call. Token faith will not survive suffering, nor should it.
The problem of evil has found a prominent voice in what may seem the most unlikely place…the Bible. No other book asks so bluntly, passionately, and frequently why God permits evil and why evil people sometimes thrive while the righteous suffer.
Believers share common ground with unbelievers. We feel mutual horror at the reality, depth, and duration of human and animal suffering. We share a conviction that this kind of pain is terribly wrong and that it should be made right. In this way, evil and suffering serve as a bridge to the biblical account and its promise of redemption.
Virtosu vision on above said is depicted in the present oil painting as an Eternal Engagement on the infinity of the background. We discern the interaction of two entities that represent the Good and the Evil. Sure the viewer shall see the Good positioned at the top of the centerpiece overlooking the Evil that is positioned on the right, two red eyes distinguishing the head.
The entities mix together in central part giving us space to explore the multitude of combinations the engagement produces. The background is structured as to loose ourselves in the net of infinity, the colors giving it the feel of eternal.