Painted 2016 to 2017 by Moldovan-born British artist, Gheorghe Virtosu
, b.1968. Oil painting, 80 cm high by 89 cm wide. 31 X 35 inches.
Virtosu’s Albert Einstein painting prove the connection between Objective and Abstract. If our vision can grasp landscapes and faces in the accident blots, the same way it can ‘deconstruct,’ eliminate the integrity of an object’s image. And that purified natural form becomes the basic artistic material for the painter. In this painting, Gheorghe Virtosu doesn’t copy the natural forms but rather follows their dynamics and movement: sudden twists of the line, compositional pauses, coloristic bursts are consonant with the natural processes of birth, growth, and decay. In Albert Einstein oil painting, the artist blurs the borders between ‘narrative’ and ‘non-narrative art,’ asking us “What is the reality, if not one of the most abstract things in the world?”
In a letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, dated Jan. 3, 1954, Einstein stated: "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this,"
Virtosu doesn’t deny the rational side of art: each oil painting has a title, which immediately refers to some archetypes, stories or social concepts. Thus, the abstract master in Albert Einstein paining accepts narration as an essential part of his abstract work. The title creates the bridge between his painting and the viewer, giving the key to the interpretation of the painting canvas image.