Gheorghe Virtosu is a primary master of the abstract art movement and school. From the perception of the viewer who has not engaged with abstract art, Virtosu extended beyond it and challenged its limits. This is evident from the authentic paintings executed including the piece Pride Parade.
The forms on the left-hand side of the oil painting are composed of an assemblage of interlocking curves and ovals. The top shapes are predominantly blue and red with some yellow, while the bottom shapes are predominantly yellow and purple.
The textures within each shape initially look solid and monochromatic, but upon closer inspection, some enhanced by strokes of darker shades. The background is positevly multicolor blended and purposely textured.
Out of the right-hand side of the centerpiece emerge two distinct representational forms. At the bottom, we see a lilac-coloured profile of a rabbit or caterpillar, with yellow and blue curved semi-circles within.
At the top, in a blood-red hue, is a face with a wide grin. It has two eyes, each with a different shade of blue, and both of which seem to be formed by the curved lines coming out of the celebratory forms on the left.
The color of the grin matches the color of the background, and therefore seems to be formed with negative space.
On the right hand side of the face, there are a set of four curved spikes. Since the eyes lack pupils, and since the smile is so large, it seems to be more of a mask than an actual face. The viewer is invited to a visual excercise upon the 'happy' look and the positive vibe of the canvas.