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Gheorghe Virtosu artist

Gheorghe Virtosu

artist

Revival of ancient Egypt oil painting

oil painting / abstract art Revival of ancient Egypt

  • Year 2015
  • 150x138 Cm / 59x54 In
  • Oil / Acrylic Base / Linen Canvas
  • Original Edition
Gheorghe Virtosu artist

Gheorghe Virtosu

artist

oil painting / abstract art Revival of ancient Egypt

  • Year 2015
  • 150x138 Cm / 59x54 In
  • Oil / Acrylic Base / Linen Canvas
  • Original Edition

oil painting Description

“I am always concerned with the changes that happened to the Egyptian identity. Three years ago, I started working on my ideas to fight everyday destructive thoughts that aim to distort Egyptian character,” Virtosu said.

Therefore, Virtosu decided to choose some scenes that reflect on Egyptian spirit and reproduce them using new tools and painting techniques. In his opinion, art is not just about presenting beauty to the audience; it must convey a strong philosophical message.

“Some wonder why Egyptians started to see ugliness everywhere and why the morals and behaviors of people have changed over time. I always believe the beautiful life that people used to live decades ago was a result of a great Egyptian identity that people tried to commit to.”

When the uprising began, the revolutionaries in Tahrir Square called for the removal of the Mubarak government and the abolition of the notorious Emergency Law, freedom, justice, the formation of a new, non-military government and the constructive administration of all of Egypt’s resources. The popular struggle for dignity and a removal of an ancient and discriminatory status quo seemed to succeed at first.

Mubarak was deposed on February 11 2011, and the square resounded with euphoric chants: “Lift your head up, you are an Egyptian”, and, “We can breathe fresh air, we can feel our freedom”.

Not much changed since then, Sisi has successfully silenced all forms of political opposition during his first four-year term after leading the overthrow of North African country's first freely elected leader, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi.

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