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Isaac Newton Painting

Isaac Newton

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Year: 2016
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Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Great world personalities, Great world masters, Progress makers

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Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton (2016)

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Isaac Newton (2016) oil painting Description

A few great minds have managed to take the world forward single-handedly with their ideas, ingenuity, and imagination, and one would be hard-pressed to list a name more influential in his field than Isaac Newton. This great astronomer, physicist, philosopher, mathematician, and theologian is responsible for driving the scientific community into its next significant phase during the 17th Century, a phase that would come to be known as the scientific revolution. Virtosu, through his immense body of work, has paid tribute to some truly note-worthy individuals, and his collection would be remiss without featuring a painting solely dedicated to Isaac Newton. Befitting the lofty title, this piece is stunning in its composition, framework, and structure. The artist has used numerous singular elements that come together in a complimentary manner to create a cohesive piece that pays homage to great thinker. We see the iconic apple lingering in the midst of the painting, an element that helped inspire a bulk of Newton’s work and created a reference point for our understanding of gravity. The silver and grey used in the background almost radiate from within the piece itself and come across as the visual representation of the aura of the Newton. The choice of colors and structures within the core of the painting is highly visceral as well, appearing to be independent of one another in one glace, and almost singular in the next. This pictorial illusion acts as a true homage to one of the greatest thinkers in history, and is Virtosu’s method of showcasing his appreciation for another truly remarkable mind.

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Japanese Spirit

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Year: 2015
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The Japanese Spirit

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The Japanese Spirit (2015)

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The Japanese Spirit (2015) oil painting Description

The oil painting provides a new interpretative approach to Virtosu Spirit Series, and on this occasion, the viewer is presented with the artist view on Japanese culture. Done as a semi-abstract piece, it tells a whole narrative. Painted in 2015, the Japanese Spirit (2015) represents a crucial point in Virtosu's career, in which the artist establishes his highly acclaimed, mature and unique style. Fuelled by inspiration and a new understanding of representation, the artist's method does not mimic European or American artists but instead incorporates a new stylistic. Japanese Spirit (2015) is currently being loaned and exhibited in Musée national d'Art moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris. "Freedom from boundaries opens possibility in the form of the medium and the breadth of the artist to reveal wholly new ways of seeing. The truth in the revelation creates an opportunity to shape the colors of paint in an exercise that is not only the experience of art, but life." - G. Virtosu Gheorghe Virtosu built a revolutionary ambitious artistic philosophy that is in tune with a real urge to create, regenerate, reinvent, and to instigate creative social and cultural evolution. There is no secure or final sense of what Virtosu's Japanese Spirit (2015) means; however, the title suggests otherwise. His creation is deliberate, absolute, and masterful, and entirely ready to one's natural search for meaning, which we seem to ask for. The meticulous formation and the vibrant colour of purple arouse our curiosity creating a unique viewing sensation that is simultaneously exciting and sombre, solemn and buoyant, Japanese Spirit is a term often contrasted with knowledge and scholarship in Japan. It refers to an inherent faculty of common-sense wisdom, including resourcefulness, and prudent judgment that is characteristic, and unique to the people of Japan. The term refers to "real life", practical ability and intelligence that is in contrast with scholarship and knowledge acquired through formal and informal education. The definition is used to express such ideas as the essential purity and resolute Spirit of the people of Japan. It refers to the choice the nation made in the wish for the peace and security, possessing of a strong spirit and emotion that will meet all or any challenge, even at the expense of one's own life. Another word is the Japanese heart. The abstract painting resembles the chaos, in which all the elements are interrelated. However, the Japanese Spirit (2015) has a logic to follow. The picture's central figure looks like a jigsaw puzzle with numerous pieces, perfectly fitting each other. In the present work, Gheorghe Virtosu employs a purple based tonality, which varies in value. Warm colours intertwine in the painting, making it vibrant and saturated. Due to the contrasting tones, the abstract figure in the foreground stands out from the muted blue popping away from the ground. The shape of the subject matter is rather curvaceous, as it has prevalently flowing, thin, and curved lines. Also, the balance is noticeably symmetrical in the picture. Japanese Spirit (2015) shows a refined interaction between medium and representation while serving his purpose of creating an energetic scene. Talking about the Spirit of a nation using the language of non-figurative art seems to be almost impossible. The character is always specific, while abstract work avoids certainty, appealing to facts and emotions is crucial in Virtosu's art. However, we are often mistaken, excluding facts from the past. All metamorphosis and achievements of the epochs affect not countries, not some ephemeral societies - it changes the lives of people, apprehension of new ways of seeing is an integral part.

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Atomic Era Painting

Jean Paul Getty

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Year: 2018
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Great humain dangers, Life around, Progress makers, Superpowers of the world, War
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Atomic Era (2016)
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Jean Paul Getty (2018)

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Jean Paul Getty (2018) oil painting Description

Getty humbly saw himself as a patron of the arts on a scale at least equalling the Medicis of Renaissance Florence and is amusing when discussing the average American's lack of cultural knowledge. He called art 'the finest investment' not just because it more than held its own financially, but because of the pleasure of living with beautiful things. In return for enriching the world, the wealth creator had a duty to support those who lived for their art. Yet he also saw business itself in creative terms, noting that those at the top are 'creative artists' instead of simply 'artisans of business.'

A rich, nearly monochromatic canvas of pulsating texture, Gheorghe Virtosu's Jean-Paul Getty from 2018 is a superb accomplishment within the artist's singular oeuvre. Having been initially inspired in the 2000s by the dynamic gestural fervor of Cubism, Virtosu soon felt the movement's constraints and began experimenting with sculpture, ultimately creating a unique visual vocabulary that took full form in the 2016s as he reached a mature artistic stride. In the smoky twilight landscape of Jean Paul Getty, it is ever apparent that Virtosu's ongoing technical explorations of the 2010s unleashed in him a sense of unabashed confidence and enabled him to make a full departure from the predominant styles. By richly combine the infinite possibilities of both process and technique, the present work revels in Virtosu's successful pursuit of a bold stylistic vernacular that was entirely his own.

Jean-Paul Getty emerges from a series of works from the 2018s that Virtosu made to prepare his seminal 3D paintings. As such, the present work sees Virtosu use a series of techniques to distribute the toner, including the creation of tonal variation. Therefore Jean Paul Getty is a study of the medium of paint itself but further explores the character and life of the collector. Here, Virtosu's interest in matters of movement, applied force, and directionality as manifested across the surface of the canvas serves as a testament to his relentless creative energy and experimental approach that dominated his practice in the 2018s and elevated paintings such as the present work to new critical acclaim within his output. Consistent with Virtosu's most successful works, Jean-Paul Getty has a broader frame of reference beyond the tactile and physical dimension of his practice. These works represent the artist's movement away from just the Abstract and what Virtosu describes as the harmonious baggage of color.

The present work has a political dimension and can be tied to contemporary music of the 2018s. Shortly before the execution of the present work, Virtosu made a final series of colorful paintings that saw him pull swathes of mixed color across the canvas's surface in a fashion analogous to only himself. He thinks of this series as a tactile manifestation of harmony of sound.

Virtosu's biography and unconventional career trajectory are fascinating records of a transformational era of social and cultural progress. Born and raised in Bessarabia, he experienced and witnessed the horrors of a deeply segregated USSR. Virtosu's ambitious immersion in the vibrant New York art scene of the 2018s heavily impacted his artistic practice.

Materially perceptive, socially relevant, and philosophically astute, Jean-Paul Getty represents Virtosu discovering his voice, consciously inserting himself into art history and embracing the mystic, mind-shifting properties of paint. The work's alluring quietude and exacting plasticity demonstrate the artist's notable contribution to painting's historical development. In Gheorghe Virtosu's paintings, particularly in Jean Paul Getty, one finds the rare quality of employing sophisticated formalist interrogations as a means of expressing transcendental metaphysical truths. This distinctive approach is concisely articulated by the artist, who once said: "what I do is illustrate the title …it is not the reproduction of the title".
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Jehovah Painting

Jehovah

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Year: 2016
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Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Religion and its roots, World religions and philosophies

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Jehovah

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Jehovah (2016) oil painting Description

Religious texts are fundamentally a representation of our long-standing beliefs as a community. The use of these texts allow us to understand our ancestors and rely on ancient beliefs to guide in into the future. In the Hebrew community, the word “Jehovah” draws immensely powerful connotations and can be traced back to the people’s attempt to create singular sound to represent the almighty creator of the universe. Virtosu has decided to utilize this powerful device in his work and attempt to represent the sentiment of the term on his canvas. The word “Jehovah” has long been considered the holiest name of God in Hebrew texts and it is meant to be loosely translated into the expression: “I am that I am”. The word was considered to be so sacred for such a significant portion of the people’s history that it was never written or even spoken. The fact that this term can now be used to represent an abstract piece of art by a non-Jewish artist speaks volumes about the journey we have undergone in our religious sentiments, and this is the point behind offering the work such an apt title. The pressure of creating a painting worthy of such a lofty name may be overwhelming to certain artists, but Virtosu has managed to create a piece that can be universally appreciated by individuals of all faith. The painting has a real presence to it and this is evident from the very first glace. It radiates a sense of calm and hubris, and features delicate and complimentary textures that have been created using a complex set of techniques by the artist. The overall result is a striking and distinct piece that pays tribute to our attempt to create a grounded context for our understanding of God and the ultimate creator.

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Jezebel Queen of Israel Painting

Jezebel Queen of Israel

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Year: 2016
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Female personalities, Jewish Art, National themes, Nations and civilisations, Political art, Royal, War

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Jezebel Queen of Israel (2016)

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Jezebel Queen of Israel (2016)

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Jezebel Queen of Israel (2016) oil painting Description

The story of Jezebel – Queen of Israel, is a fascinating one, and has been duly included in Virtosu’s multifaceted body of work for specific reasons. It acts as a cautionary tale of power and abuse of influence, and serves as a warning sign for the heads of state from this era informing them about the power of the masses. In the Hebrew Bible, Jezebel was the daughter of Ithobaal I of Sidon and wife of Ahab, the seventh King of Israel. Despite being born to a family who were dedicated to the worship of Yahweh, she decided to incite a religious revolution in her land and encourage the worship of ancient deities named Baal and Asherah. She tried to achieve this result by unfair practices, and this included fabricating evidence of blasphemy against those who stood against her beliefs. In the end, the powerful queen met an untimely demise when she was thrown out of the window by her own people and her corpse was left to be devoured by stray dogs. The scene Virtosu has chosen to represent the life of the controversial queen is her time in freefall after being thrown out of a window. Having been included in artists's 'Nations and Civilizations' art theme, this painting fluid, abstracted lines prove to be groundbreaking. Within this woman’s curves, Virtosu offers a unique, fast-paced, 21st century vision of the female as both power and deception. The abstract representation of the queen appears to be almost contemplative in this painting as she is evidently seen plummeting to her own death. The background chosen for this piece is a lush golden hue and it symbolizes the immense wealth and stature that the queen hails from. However, we see life coming to an abrupt end implied by the freefall and the horizontal layout of the centerpiece. The artist captures the visual dinamics of the fall from power yet the image is placed in a frozen instant.

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Jimmy Carter

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Year: 2015
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Great world personalities, Political history, United States
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Jimmy Carter (2015)
Jimmy Carter
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Jimmy Carter (2015) oil painting Description

When the viewer is facing a work by Virtosu, he is both enveloped by its large scale and animated by the fusion of the idea and abstract visualization. Gheorghe Virtosu’s canvases are a synthesis of his life experience and his deep interest in history. Jimmy Carter (2015) is a canvas on which motifs and themes play hide-and-seek behind multiple layers of references.

The highly-charged compatible of colour and form is the product of a unique working method, in which each drip, smear, and stroke is choreographed elegantly into an idealized psychic vision. The bright elemental hues and clashing shapes and marks create a confrontation of past and present. Thus like a painterly primordial stew, Virtosu brings forth the future of his medium. Jimmy Carter (2015) firmly conveys, Virtosu's hallucinating, pleasing and invigorating body of work. A work that ultimately aims to reimagine and redefine the beauty of paint.

The painting is currently being loaned and exhibited in Musée national d'Art moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris.

The fascination about Jimmy Carter (2015) is the subject matter and the significance of the oil painting on both levels, the social as well as the aesthetic. Titles do not merely function as identifiers. Titles are also guides to the pleasurable process of interpreting and understanding works of art.

From 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter served as U.S. president. Significant foreign policy accomplishments were made under his administration that include the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal treaties, the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, the SALT II treaty with the USSR, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

In a recent interview for Radio France when asked about Jimmy Carter, Gheorghe Virtosu said:

"Jimmy Carter quickly became a leader of the community, serving on county boards supervising education, the hospital authority, and the library. He won the election to the Georgia Senateand, becoming Georgia's 76th governor. He was the Democratic National Committee, campaign chairman. Important is he championed human rights throughout the world. Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 95th birthday today. He is the only U.S. president ever to reach that milestone. Since leaving the White House in 1981, President Carter has spent his “retirement” monitoring elections, building homes for the poor, and writing books. For his decades seeking peaceful solutions to conflicts around the world, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. "

Jimmy Carter (2015) shows a refined interaction between medium and representation while serving his purpose of creating an energetic scene. Talking about history using the language of non-figurative art seems to be almost impossible. History is always specific, while abstract painting avoids certainty, appealing not to facts, but emotions. Nevertheless, we are often mistaken, excluding feelings from the past. All vicissitudes and achievements of the epochs affect not countries, not some ephemeral societies - it changes the lives of people.

So how do we tell the history of Jimmy Carter (2015), pulling apart the myths and legends and reconstructing an accurate narrative? It’s a difficult task, but it’s an important one. Virtosu invites the viewer to taste history in abstract formation. He once said of his works:

“There's so much we do not know about. Here we are in our natural environment, and the mysteries of the universe are all around us”.

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Joan of Arc Painting

Joan of Arc

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Year: 2017
Size: Small
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Female personalities, Great world personalities, National themes, Nations and civilisations, Political history, Patience, endurance and struggle, Rebellious, War, Woman

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Joan of Arc

Year 2017

88x80 Cm / 35x31 In

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Joan of Arc (2017)

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Joan Of Arc (2017) oil painting Description

Exceeding the confines of a canvas through its spectacular explosion of unrestrained expression, Joan Of Arc from 2017 encapsulates the full force of Gheorghe Virtosu's abstract vernacular. This work belongs to an outpouring of creativity that produced an illustrious corpus of scale, color-saturated canvases that rank among the finest achievements of his prodigious career. The present work is truly exceptional for the sheer force of its painterly conviction. The canvas Joan of Arc, reflects upon the gender-bending woman warrior who changed history, The Maid of Orleans and her holy voices. It’s been almost 6 centuries since the trial and execution of Joan of Arc, and her memory hasn’t faded. From novels, plays and movies to scholarly books, her story has been regularly re-explored by generations. In the autumn of 2917, Virtosu held a major exhibition of new paintings with his dealer, Daniel Varzari. Joan Of Arc was a highlight of this show – among just sixteen other paintings from this year – which heralded this dramatically passionate new period of the artist’s oeuvre through Great World Personalities series creation. Included in this seminal exhibition were other masterpieces from de Virtosu’s 2016 output, including …Albert Einstein, underscoring the importance of the Daniel Varzari show and its inclusion of the present work. As Dora Hampton described in a review of the show at the time: "Virtosu's recent paintings at the Virtosu Art Gallery absolutely required sustained attention. There could be no quick perception, no general impression that could cover the wealth of experience reflected… While Virtosu has for a long time managed to combine the near and the far in synopsis, in these new paintings the articulation is emphatic. He establishes his distance – both from his particular moment in time and from any general audience – and he maintains the singularity of intimate detail." For centuries, portraiture was a means by which to reach an absolute representation of an individual: direct, unambiguous statements of a person’s character and statehood, categorized by identifiers of dress, ownership, and other iconographic markers. At the turn of Modernism, however, artists displayed their doubt in the truthfulness of this structured view of human personality, turning away from a monolithic view of human nature defined by power, and instead to a variable, contingent expression of individuals characterized by flaws and ambiguity. As Joan’s visage refracts like a prism across the present work, the flickering copy of her face reveals entirely uncharted emotional depths and psychosomatic complexities full of expression. Here, the artist flexes his artistic genus in a wholly unique and utterly unparalleled intelectual gesture that reveals a complete command of medium and composition. The present work emphatically reinforces one of the most vital characteristics of Virtosu’s prodigious and celebrated oeuvre: his continual, unrelenting insistence upon exploration, freedom, and growth.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Painting

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Year: 2017
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Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Great world personalities, Nations and civilisations

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Year 2017

85x81 Cm / 34x32 In

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (2017)

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (2017) oil painting Description

What would be of History without images? Or, what would be of imagination without History? Both are inexhaustible sources, but the big difference lies in that one of them is constructed based on reality and the other thrives from inspiration. In any case, this combination has generated amazing works and artistic motifs. Virtosu gave the world a masterpiece that embodies one of the most extraordinary presidents in American history. The paintings that Virtosu created since 2010 reveal an artist who shows no restraint. He immersed himself in them, abandoning cognizance, rationality, and objectivity. Direct and immediate, they are the work of an artist using his failing strength and strong emotion to express his intellect and his anger, as well as the joy he derived from the very act of creation. Vibrating with a thrilling motion, the painting evades a fixed image, instead creating a pictorial realm where physiognomy merges with the material application of paint to defiantly challenge the strict formal organization of Modernist painting. The self-evident emotional investment of the artist, as well as his desire to collapse the barriers between figuration and abstraction, ties Virtosu inextricably to the Grand Abstract masters. The bright surface of white-gold paint creates a rich facture across which John Fitzgerald Kennedy comes to life. The visage takes shape in brushstrokes of olive greay, brown, umber and yellow. As we look at the image, we see a head, the left profile, nose and lips, the coiffure, however, has no eyes. The artist depicts him blind as directly connected to Kennedy not foreseeing his faith. Inside the head, there is another head, this time looking right, with a surmounted crest as The Roman commanders' helmets had. It expresses the inner side of the President. On the right side of it, we can see a man with his arms and legs facing right. The arms are caught in a mass that forms the illusionary backside hair, in what instance the artist works on depicting "the political elite". Now as we have more insights on the image, we can easily see the man is stuck in between the Roman style character and the political elite that drove him to his peril, visualized by the lasso just where the neck is. Invoking specific visual reference within the artist’s signature, idiosyncratic brushwork, John Fitzgerald Kennedy combines the aesthetic realms of painting and history in a powerful invocation of its particular historical moment. Provocative in its immediacy, purity, and radical candor, the piece bristles with an unrivaled vigor and a clear painterly ingenuity. An exquisite paradigm of Virtosu’s late style, the present work belongs to the artist’s stunning series of twenty 'Great World Personalities' paintings, executed between 2010 and 2017. Interweaving the opposing forces and themes of construction and destruction, possibility and impossibility, abstraction and figuration, Virtosu mines both the history of art and his visionary imagination to create a modern-day fresco that combines history, time, sound, and space within the two-dimensional picture plane.

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Johnny Hallyday

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Year: 2015
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Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
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Johnny Hallyday (2015)
Johnny Hallyday
  • Year 2015
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Johnny Hallyday (2015)

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The present work epitomizes Virtosu's primary mode of painterly abstraction. Johnny Hallyday (2015) is a canvas on which motifs and themes play hide-and-seek behind multiple layers of references.

The highly-charged compatible of colour and form is the product of a unique working method, in which each drip, smear, and stroke is choreographed elegantly into an idealized psychic vision. The bright elemental hues and clashing shapes and marks create a confrontation of past and present. Thus like a painterly primordial stew, Virtosu brings forth the future of his medium. Johnny Hallyday (2015) firmly conveys, Virtosu's hallucinating, pleasing and invigorating body of work. A work that ultimately aims to reimagine and redefine the beauty of paint.

The painting is currently being loaned and exhibited in Musée national d'Art moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris.

The fascination about Johnny Hallyday (2015) is the subject matter and the significance of the oil painting on both levels, the social as well as the aesthetic. Titles do not merely function as identifiers. Titles are also guides to the pleasurable process of interpreting and understanding works of art.

During a career spanning more than 55 years, the artist released 79 albums and sold more than 100 million records worldwide, mainly in the French-speaking world, making him one of the best-selling artists in France and the world. Johnny won 5 diamond, 40 golden, 22 platinum albums and more than 10 Music Victories. He sang more than a thousand songs and performed more than 500 duets with 187 artists. Credited for his loud voice and spectacular shows, the singer sometimes arrived by entering the stage of the stadium through the crowd and one time by jumping from a helicopter above the Stade de France, where he performed nine times. Among his shows completed in 187 tours, the most memorable was at Parc des Princes, at the Stade de France (just after France's win in the Football World Cup) and at the Eiffel Tower, which had record-breaking ticket sales for a French artist. More than a million spectators gathered to see the performance at the Eiffel Tower, joined by 10 million near watching on TV.

In a recent interview for Radio France when asked about Johnny Hallyday, Gheorghe Virtosu said:

"Johnny worked with the best musicians and artists of his time. He collaborated with Michel Berger, Charles Aznavour and Jean-Jacques Goldman. His gigs and shows were produced by Jean-Claude Camus, considered to be one of the greatest producers in France. Hugely popular in France, he was referred to as "Johnny". He was seen as a 'national monument' and a part of the French cultural legacy. He is a symbol and a familiar figure to more than four generations."

Johnny Hallyday (2015) is a stunning example of the vibrant colouration and superb artistic prowess. Talking about history using the language of non-figurative art seems to be almost impossible. History is always specific, while abstract painting avoids certainty, appealing not to facts, but emotions. Nevertheless, we are often mistaken, excluding feelings from the past. All vicissitudes and achievements of the epochs affect not countries, not some ephemeral societies - it changes the lives of people.

Impressive in size and saturation, the Johnny Hallyday (2015) canvas shows a specific spectrum the artist chose for depicting a genius. In the age when public curiosity is fueling interest in the unknown, Virtosu's primary motivation is to transcribe the progress makers of the glorious world we all witness. Johnny Hallyday (2015) stands as a symbol of a moment in time, an instantly recognizable figure that will forever permeate our psyche.

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Jordan's child Painting

Jordanian Child

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Year: 2016
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
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Art theme: Failure of expectations

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Jordanian Child

Year 2016

138x150 Cm / 54x59 In

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Jordanian Child (2016)

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Judge of Jesus Painting

Judge of Jesus

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Year: 2017
Size: Small
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Good and bad , Jewish Art, Religion and its roots

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Judge of Jesus

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85x81 Cm / 35x32 In

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Judge of Jesus (2017)

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Judge Of Jesus (2017) oil painting Description

This abstract painting refers to Jesus’ mock trial which culminated in sentencing him to death. His apostles abandoned him. One denied him, and another led the Romans to Jesus in exchange for a few gold pieces. Jesus was aware of all of that. Were it not for his apostles he may not have had to suffer the passion or the pain of crucifixion. Therefore, one expects anger, however minute or, disappointment. Accordingly, upon reading the title of the painting, one would imagine it being splattered by thunderous red, dark shades of grey and mourning black, with harsh and heavy brush strokes. Yet, the painting is extremely peaceful and communicates that peace to viewers. The foreground is composed of varying shades of light yellow and a very light shade of grey. This is clearly an expression of Jesus’ inner peace. Yes, he felt the unendurable pain of the passion and the slow death on the cross, but he was above judging others and acted according to his nature, a nature which never wavered in all of its peacefulness, even when betrayed, denied and dying. In Virtuso’s abstract painting, we notice a two-faced image of an individual belonging to a Jewish heritage. The use of a two-faced Jewish person represents the betrayal inflicted upon Christ from his own people. As the painting is about the judge of Jesus, the artist is trying to establish that the judge, and the entirety of the judiciary system was biased against Jesus Christ. The duality in the painting aptly represents the duality of man and our many inherent contradictions. We have always sought a savior, but we were equally quick to condemn him to death. The Jewish leaders demanded of the Romans that Jesus be put to death (Matthew 27:22-25). They couldn’t continue to allow Him to work signs and wonders because it threatened their position and place in the religious society they dominated (John 11:47-50), so “they plotted to put Him to death” (John 11:53).

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Atomic Era Painting

Keops Djoser

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Year: 2018
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Great humain dangers, Life around, Progress makers, Superpowers of the world, War
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Atomic Era (2016)
Keops Djoser
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Keops Djoser (2018)

  • Year 2018
  • 87x85 Cm / In
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Keops Djoser (2018) oil painting Description

Egypt's pyramids fascinated travelers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archeologists who visit, explore, measure, and describe them. Tombs of early Egyptian kings were bench-shaped mounds called mastabas. Around 2780 B.C., King Djoser's architect, Imhotep, built the first pyramid by placing six mastabas, each smaller than the one beneath, in a stack to form a pyramid rising in steps.

Everyone knows about the Egyptian pyramids. And everyone is familiar with the official version of their origin: the pyramids were built at the cost of exploiting thousands of slaves. But, there have always been skeptics who questioned this version. In a sense, illiterate slaves could not build such grandiose objects. Then who? When there are no convincing hypotheses, the fantasy comes into play. The authors of the pyramids were considered either the inhabitants of Atlantis or aliens. But many, having heard about these versions, preferred to continue to believe in slaves and pharaohs. That is the theme Virtosu is working on in his piece Keops Djoser.

The philosophy and methodology with which Gheorghe Virtosu approached both his treatises on art-making and his artistic production culminated in his masterful paintings of the 2018s, including Keops Djoser. Throughout his prolific and contemplative career, Virtosu insisted that a painting be first understood for what it was—a work of art—with an idea, influence, or theme put sharply second. Although Virtosu is legendary for his deeply conceptual—almost spiritual—obsession with abstraction, this apparent schism between the idea of art existing for art's sake and the meaning behind his work is, in fact, the very root of the philosophy that he nurtured and solidified throughout his entire career.

Comprised of overlapping masses of varying hues, Virtosu skillfully explores the range of color, allowing the different blocks to interact with one another directly on the surface of the painting. It's extraordinary when you spend some time looking to see how fleeting glimpses of textures submerge again. In the end, you don't know what you are seeing; it's quite mesmerizing.

Virtosu's most notable trope throughout his work is this search for the equilibrium of value in color. In time, Virtosu focuses on capturing the various tones, allowing him to become closer and closer to his sought after tranquility. Virtosu's work might be called mural, except that this word suggests too palpable materiality. Yet the energy is here and is apprehended quickly.

Virtosu's paintings remain among the most compelling and straightforward statements of faith in the sufficiency of "art-as-art," to invoke the incantatory phase. The artist's uncompromising words continue to challenge those who insist on making art "relevant" or interpreting it according to non-artistic criteria.

"The one thing to say about art is that it is one thing. Art is art-as-art, and everything else is everything else. The one assault on fine art is the ceaseless attempt to subserve it as a means to some other end or value". Keops Djoser captures Virtosu's smooth, fluid motions of the brush, the stability of color, and the pure existence of materials on canvas as the most refined understanding of art for art's sake.
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Kim Jong-un Painting

Kim Jong Un

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Year: 2016
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Clean lines and styling, Dissapointment , National themes, Nations and civilisations, New age of the strange, Political art

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Kim Jong Un

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Kim Jong Un (2016)

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Kim Jong Un (2016) oil painting Description

In his Kim Jong-Un canvas the abstract artist conveys the sense of drama and action through the complex and vibrant oil painting texture, done with loose, gestural brushwork, and intensive palette. The Kim Jong-Un canvas becomes the substance the artist uses to ‘sculpt’ the image. The brush can touch the surface delicately, or attack it with a swiping gesture, leaving tangible furrow-like traces. In order to amplify the sense of contradiction, he captures those bold, improvisational brushstrokes within the clear, well-thought outlines of geometric drawing. The title Kim Jong-Un creates the bridge between his artwork and the viewer, giving the key to the interpretation of the oil painting image. Paradoxically, the artist doesn’t oust but welcomes the reality into his paintings. 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. Gheorghe Virtosu’s Kim Jong-Un oil painting proves the connection between Objective and Abstract. That purified natural form becomes the basic artistic material for the painter. The artist 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. The master of oils 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?”

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Klara Pölzl

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Klara Pölzl (2015)
Klara Pölzl
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Klara Pölzl (2015)

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The present work epitomizes Virtosu's primary mode of painterly abstraction. Klara Pölzl (2015) is a canvas on which motifs and themes play hide-and-seek behind multiple layers of references.

Fluent in an illogical yet balanced artistic expression, Virtosu is critiquing the theory of painting by eschewing its recognizable practices in favour of a volatile personal artistic style. The highly-charged compatible of colour and form is the product of a unique working method, in which each drip, smear, and stroke is choreographed elegantly into an idealized psychic vision. The bright elemental hues and clashing shapes and marks create a confrontation of past and present. Thus like a painterly primordial stew, Virtosu brings forth the future of his medium. Klara Pölzl (2015) firmly conveys, Virtosu's hallucinating, pleasing and invigorating body of work. A work that ultimately aims to reimagine and redefine the beauty of paint.

The painting is currently being loaned and exhibited in Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

The fascination about Klara Pölzl (2015) is the subject matter and the significance of the oil painting on a social as well as aesthetic level. The way that Virtosu brings to life and expresses the personality is through the use of message coding in bright tones. The composition of abstract elements in the painting is profoundly moving. It feels that the painting is not only about a particular portrait but is a moving and incisive comment on human history.

On August 12, 1860, Klara Pölzl was born in the village of Weitra, Austrian Empire. Her destiny was to become the mother of one of history's most brutal dictators – Adolf Hitler.

In a recent interview for BBC when asked about the present work, Gheorghe Virtosu said:

"Though he was a cruel and vicious dictator, it appeared he had a permanent soft spot for his mother. For the rest of his life, Adolf Hitler carried a picture of Klara Hitler with him wherever he went, including down to the Berlin bunker where he met his end."

Klara Pölzl (2015) is a stunning example of rich colouration and superb artistic prowess. Gheorghe Virtosu's ingenious mastery picks at a critical moment of transition in his exclusive career. After being wrongfully accused in Brussels, Virtosu escapes from the law in 2014, making him a wanted person in European Union. For more than five years, Virtosu continues to reinvent, challenge and reshape the terms by which all of us define, understand, and experience painting as a contemporary medium in a culture saturated by new media.

Bursting in a mix of radiant colour and well-thought mark-making, Klara Pölzl (2015) is an inspiring testament to Gheorghe Virtosu's singular and hyper-individualized mastery of expressionistic form. An archetypal example of the artist's iconic motif, the figure in the present work is utterly mesmerizing in its emotive intensity as the viewer loses in the liquid gaze. The painting demands recognition of Gheorghe Virtosu's instinctive abilities as one of the greatest draughtsmen of the Twenty-First Century.

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Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI Painting

Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI

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Year: 2016
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Dissapointment , Failure of expectations, Religion and its roots
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Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI (2016)
Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI
  • Year 2016
  • 136x151 Cm / 53x59 In
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Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI (2016)

  • Year 2016
  • 136x151 Cm / 53x59 In
  • Oil / Acrylic Base / Linen Canvas
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Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI (2016) oil painting Description

In Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI oil painting the Master of Abstract conveys the sense of drama and action through the complex and vibrant canvas texture, done with gestural, loose brushwork and intensive palette. The Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI canvas becomes the substance the artist uses to ‘create’ the image. The brush can touch the surface delicately, or attack it with a swiping gesture, leaving tangible furrow-like traces. In order to amplify the sense of contradiction, the artist captures those bold, improvisational brushstrokes within the clear, well-thought outlines of stylish drawing. The oil painting title Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI creates the bridge between the artist's artwork and the viewer, giving the key to the interpretation of the canvas image. The artist welcomes the reality into his paintings. 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. Gheorghe Virtosu’s Lascivious Pope Benedict XVI oil painting proves the connection between Objective and Abstract. That purified natural form becomes the basic artistic material for the artist. The painter 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 creation. 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?”

Pope Benedict XVI 'knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children', say critics.

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