Gheorghe Virtosu artist

Gheorghe Virtosu

artist

Fatimah Bint Muhammad oil painting

oil painting / abstract art Fatimah bint Muhammad

  • Year 2017
  • 146x183 Cm / 57x72 In
  • Oil / Acrylic Base / Linen Canvas
  • Original Edition
Fatimah Bint Muhammad painting

Gheorghe Virtosu

artist

oil painting / abstract art Fatimah bint Muhammad

  • Year 2017
  • 146x183 Cm / 57x72 In
  • Oil / Acrylic Base / Linen Canvas
  • Original Edition

oil painting Description

The work is the artist reflection upon the beautifull story of the youngest and favourite daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Fatimah the fourth daughter of the Prophet, is the "head of the ladies in Paradise". It is said that the name Fatimah was revealed by Allah. Of all the daughters, she was the most loved by the Prophet Mohammad. Whenever he went out on a journey, she was the last one to part and when he returned home she was the first one to meet him.

The artist decided to work on the theme of the woman in the Muslim society. A life story that is especially invaluable in our times, when many claim that there are no women in the Islamic Tradition to look to for perspective. The artist creates this gift to every person who wants to picture a great story, and establish a connection...

This oil painting is mesmerizing. The centerpiece, in which black is the dominant figure, has a discernible life form. What type of life is the key question?

Some may look at it and, on the basis of the top left predominantly black, with a few dark shades of gray, see as wings. Hence, it can be interpreted as being a bird, more likely a phoenix, being reborn with the fire surrounding it.

The intensity of the red surrounding this figure render it an acceptable interpretation. When assessing the piece from this perspective, the centerpiece is lying in a fetal or protective position.

While predominantly black there are gold, green, blue, yellow and burgundy on the upper part of the body. Of tremendous interest is the purple which appears just below the neck, that is not interspersed by other colors. It is pure purple, a color only worn by royalty and/or powerful individuals. Does the artist see Fatimah Bint Muhammed in that light?

Fatima is looking at the divine well or mirror and is surrounded by fire, much of it being highly intense. Is this the fire of knowledge; the passion for learning or the intensity of her feelings towards a particular person or her children?

Fatima is not harmed by the fire as the painting depicts her as surviving it. The fire is in the background and she is in the forefront. The artist may suggest that she dominates the fire, not vice-versa, more so because of her status; or because of her life story? She is well-protected.

It is an important work for its sense of geometry, a study of islamic history in space within its fragmentation and expresses a notion of freedom while simultaneously conjuring up incarceration and hell. The relevance of this work resonates in an increased language of globalisation of today, cementing Virtosu as an important figure in international art history and cultural discourse.

Abstract art oil painting Fatimah Bint Muhammad
under construction

read more
under construction.

read more
Fatimah Bint Muhammad painting abstract art
abstract art Fatimah Bint Muhammad
The language of abstract art can reveal even deeper, sacred meanings of a subject by seeking to capture not its appearance, but its essence...

read more

SOLD Inquiry

Contact: Virtosu Art Gallery


inquiry

Contact: Virtosu Art Gallery


inquiry

guaranteed delivery

guaranteed
delivery

Determined to provide a tailor-made service, transport is carried out by specialised carriers.
Museum standard packaging

museum standard
packaging

Your artwork is packed carefully and insured for transport.
certificate of authenticity

certifiacate of
authenticity

Every artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
secured payment

secured
payment

Payment procedure is totally secured and can be done by card or bank transfer.

For Buyers

For Artists

Top Categories

© 2019 Virtosu Art Gallery. All rights reserved. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.