Flying man | oil painting | abstract art

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Flying man GHEORGHE VIRTOSU
Flying man GHEORGHE VIRTOSU

Oil painting description


Flying man. Abstract painting. Painted 2016 to 2017 by British artist, Gheorghe Virtosu, b. 1968. Oil painting, Abstract art, 137 cm high by 132 cm wide. 54 X 52 inches. | fly art, the flying man |


The abstract painting has certain dramatic tension, seen in the active usage of dark colors - conquering the sky has always been associated with passion and danger, it’s enough to remember the myth about Daedalus and Icarus. The palette emits the sense of determination and struggle. This ambiance is supported by the character of the drawing: the painter’s style in this oil painting calls up parallels with the fusion of Surrealism and Abstraction, developed by Juan Miro. The artist applies biomorphic curvature of forms, accentuated expressiveness of line, the intersection of shapes that is turned into the colorful mosaic. The composition has an upward dynamic, created by the emphasized lightness of the lower part: the drawing seems to grow out one single point, like a plant, and expand greatly, then almost vanish in the upper part.

Untypical for the artist element of the featured abstract painting is the disunity of the fragments; the author usually tends toward centric compositions with a more or less firm conglomerate of geometric shapes. Their disintegration in Flying Man allows to achieve the impression of levitation and it also makes the work closer to a musical piece. Music is made not merely and solely by the sounds, but by the pauses between them. Similar, void, or the so-called ‘negative space’ between the elements of the design, is not just a ‘background’ - it is an active participant in creating the visual space of the image, giving an intensive result with the help of the minimum of artistic means. Just like the airflow, which is invisible but essential for flying.

A careful public will see that Flying Man isn’t an image of a fantasizer, but of the person of action. We always imagine this process as the essence of joy and liberation. And for sure, it’s true, however, it is important to remember that birds flap wings in order to fly, so it’s not a passive process.

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return", Leonardo Da Vinci.


Flying man - a musical piece by Gheorghe Virtosu!


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Flying man

  • Year
    2017
  • Medium
    Oil, acrylic base, linen canvas
  • Dimension (сm)
    137 x 132 x 3
  • Edition
    original
  • Artist
    Gheorghe Virtosu
  • Year
    2017
  • Medium
    Oil, acrylic base, linen canvas
  • Dimension (сm)
    137 x 132 x 3
  • Edition
    original
  • Artist
    Gheorghe Virtosu

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