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World's intriguers

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Year: 2015
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu

Gheorghe Virtosu

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World's intriguers

Year 2015

138x150 Cm / 54x59 In

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World's intriguers (2015)

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World's intriguers (2015) oil painting Description

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Yasser Arafat oil Painting

Yasser Arafat

Status: Available *Private viewing at London Heathrow
Status: Available
Year: 2016
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Arabic art , Failure of expectations, National themes, Political history, Political art

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Yasser Arafat

Year 2016

150x138 Cm / 59x54 In

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Yasser Arafat (2016)

Year 2016

150x138 Cm / 59x54 In

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Yasser Arafat (2016) oil painting Description

Owing to the difficulty of articulating the elemental power of his works, critical interpretation of Virtosu’s oeuvre has tended to focus on the close alignment of his life and art. His works are interpreted as responses to the collective trauma to notions of impending doom and destruction, as well as to the turmoil society faces in the 21st century. Although there can be no doubt about some of Virtosu’s movements – a move to London in 1992 was followed by a short sojourn in Palestine, which ended in brief unexplained incarceration and a return to London, where Virtosu remained until 2008. Among modern artists with no classical training, the paintings of Virtosu, like Van Gogh and Gauguin, stand out as having solid and confident lines. As an amplifier of quality confidence is an integral part of Virtosu's work. Virtosu's confidence is a feeling of self-assurance. It is grounded in an authentic experience of our own ability, perspective and sufficiency. Skilfull use of colour acts as an emotional stimulus. It leads the viewer to a figure or scene, and add depth to the semi-abstract work as we may experience in the present piece titled Yasser Arafat by Gheorghe Virtosu. Arafat is a hero because he helped recreate the Palestinian people's identity. The Palestinians experienced several attempts of melting their identity by the Turks, the British, the Jordanians, the Egyptians and finally by the Israelis. The aggressive gestures coalesce into distinct clusters that form the centrepiece, thus allowing for iconic background space that creates the flowing activity. In general, Virtosu's avant-garde is much more cerebral than other abstract schools and movements. They need to be deciphered! For most of us, photography stands for the truth, but a good artist can make a harder truth by manipulating forms or pushing paint around. Time stops in both Virtosu's craftsmanship and his constant reinvention of style and form. Divided in the middle with surgical exactness, Virtosu presents a striking dichotomy between chaos and enigma of modern history. As one of the most provocative painters of the twenty-first century, the artist's dramatic canvasses fully envelop the viewer. Drawing them into his complex microcosms, constructed through his exquisite marriage of selected colour and expressionistic form. Expertly traversing the lines of symbolic representation and abstraction, the artist explores the problems our society faces today.

At once it is chaos, and at the same time a simple embrace of the loss of boundaries at the portal to new understanding. read more

At once it is chaos, and at the same time a simple embrace of the loss of boundaries at the portal to new understanding. read more

Each of his works will carry a title that exactly points to the subject depicted, despite his art is abstract. read more

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Young Quasimodo Painting

Young Quasimodo

Status: Sold
Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Comic performers and fool characters, Patience, endurance and struggle

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Young Quasimodo (2017)

Year 2017

137x131 Cm / 54x51 In

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Young Quasimodo (2017)

Year 2017

137x131 Cm / 54x51 In

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Young Quasimodo (2017) oil painting Description

Young Quasimodo by Gheorghe Virtosu represents nothing less than the inescapable and incontrovertible apex of the artist’s mature output. The centerpiece assumes a primarily yellow-gold color and is very rich with intricate patterns on it, in the sense that they add to, be not distract from, the painting. There is a serpent-like head at the top of the drawing, but it is not a serpent, and the colors of the painting suggest innocence. The yellow-gold patterned figure contains light blue, red, brown, and purple colors. All are shaped in the form of spikes, and the majority is blunted. Just outside the head-shaped figure with its sapphire eye, three spikes are emerging, and two of them are sharp. While smaller than the primary figure, there is a sky blue being painted in the innocent color of a lovely blue sky shaped into several spikes. One of then, at the topmost level of the shape and reaching above the head, is a menacing blade that is shaped like a sharp knife, not a spike. While the two objects denote innocence, as expressed through the colors used, only the gold-yellow one is innocent. The foreground is painted in broad and heavy strokes of purple and blue. A lighter shade of blue is evident, as are green and egg-colored white. They give the impression that they are in motion. This is evident at the top left corner of the painting. However, the right background appears static. Thus, “Young Quasimodo” is a dynamic and beautiful painting combining fine strokes of a brush and heavy strokes of a wider brush. "The flow of ideas expressed in my works are an intrinsic part of my being, and I daresay that every single piece of canvas reflects the whole of my personality." - G. Virtosu. Quasimodo was born with a hunchback and feared by the townspeople as a sort of monster, but he finds sanctuary in an unlikely love that is fulfilled only in death. Although he is hated for his deformity, it is revealed that he is fairly kind at heart.

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Yuri Gagarin

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Year: 2015
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu

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Yuri Gagarin

Year 2015

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Yuri Gagarin (2015)

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Zainab bint Muhammad Painting

Zainab bint Muhammad

Status: Sold
Year: 2017
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Arabic art , Contemplation, Female personalities, Love, Soul-searching, Time, Woman

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oil painting / abstract art Zainab bint Muhammad

Year 2017

146x183 Cm / 57x72 In

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Zainab bint Muhammad (2017)

Year 2017

146x183 Cm / 57x72 In

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Zainab Bint Muhammad (2017) oil painting Description

The female body is one of the oldest and most commonly depicted motifs in visual arts. Famous paintings of women had a profound influence on the world of art and popular culture that graced them with remarkable fame and an audience spanning far beyond the museum-going elite. Zainab Bint Muhammad represents a step further in the development of female portraiture. By using oil medium and his exquisite technique, Virtosu achieves a new level. Zainab bint Muhammad by Gheorghe Virtosu is a sterling example of the artist’s mesmerizing synthesis of abstract painterly forms and the simple, delicate armatures of his unique themes. In resonance with unseen forces of nature, the present work is a distinctively illustrative display by one of the patriarchs of Abstract Modernism. Throughout his career, Virtosu repeatedly addressed his interest in the dynamism of the modern society. The painting represents the dual idea as an earthy figure who symbolizes Women in Islam, but also as a heavenly goddess who inspire love and patience in Arab world. In the present work, many of Virtosu’s core ideas and pivotal experiences emerge with virtuosic clarity, depicting a dynamic arrangement of orbs projecting into space; an immaculate illustration of the artist’s brilliant ideas. The central figure is shaped in a fetal form. The peaceful red is intermingled with orange, yellow and purple. One has to gaze deeply to observe its overall effect - a lovely hue of red which is static and communicates peace and rest. The first islamic art pattern, in the center of the piece but positioned on the neck of the figure is silver. Below it is a yellow-gold pattern which is dotted with sky blue, ruby red and a hint of a darker shade of blue. The artist brings the unfathomable distances into stark alignment and simplicity. The intricate design is matched on the other side of the form but in a dark green, infused with blue. Beneath that is a V-shaped swath of purple. The islamic patterns stand in a testament to an artistic brilliance uniting time and space in equilibrium, removing painting’s constituent parts from the atemporal canvas, and placing them in the universal continuum. 'Poignant and beautiful' - would be the words chosen by many to describe the love story of Zainab bint Muhammad and Abu al-‘Aas ibn Rabee’. Who was Zainab? She was the beautiful, beloved and eldest daughter of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS "sallallahu alayhi wa salaam" (may God's prayers and peace be with him). There are so many lessons and observations to reflect upon this beautiful love story between Zainab and her husband. Despite his reluctance to embrace Islam, Zainab's love and devotion for her husband never diminished and her sincere prayers were eventually answered. Each mind is a world of its own, and we are all equally different in our capacity to love and find happiness. Love is not proud, and it is not self-seeking. It always hopes and perseveres; it is an endless source of power and pure pleasure that makes you jump into the abyss, safe in the arms of the other. The painting commands attention beyond its very theme and appears as a modern composition with a luminous shock that reminds us of the noble and significant task entrusted to the woman by Allah Almighty. Gender issues are one of the most topical subjects in the contemporary art, which comes as no surprise, since even today, in the 21st centuries, we still face the number of prejudices, connected with male/female gender roles. The unrivalled Prophet Muhammad Daughters paintings series seem to be the most representative of a confirmed talent. So fine and powerful is the expression and the brilliance of color, that this painting's precision communicates at once the feeling of the deep beauty at the core of Islamic history and the lyricism that encapsulates the grandeur of its subject and brings the energy of the cosmos into profound proximity. It is a work both built and exploded dominated by the ardor of its monumental dimension and the streaming message with the sculptural elegance on the grandest of scales.

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