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1.Female Samurai Warrior
Abstract paintings are fictitious models because they visualize a reality, which we can neither see nor describe, but which may nevertheless conclude exists. With abstract painting, we create a better means of approaching what can be neither seen nor understood. Widely known for her mysterious and everlasting beauty, one of the most famous paintings of women warriors ever made, the Female Samurai Warrior (2017), represents a semi-abstract portrait, set against a background of permanent danger.
2.Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a sensuous and stunning masterpiece from famous Picasso’s celebrated 1932 series of paintings depicting his muse and mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.
3. Composition I
Van Doesburg’s concept of ‘Elementarism’ was essentially a dynamic development from the Neo-Plasticism he had pursued in conjunction with Piet Mondrian in the early 1920s. Both these pioneers of abstraction had founded their joint aesthetic, which for a time they called ‘de Stijl’ (the Style), from a recognition of the need for art to move beyond easel-painting and from their utopian belief in the power of such an art to shape the world. Each in their own way sought to establish a practical blueprint that gave harmonious pictorial expression to their shared philosophical view of the world as an entity comprised of a set vocabulary of forms. A harmonious pictorial resolution of these fundamentals reduced to their barest essentials – line, color, space – could, they believed, lead ultimately to nothing less than the establishment of universal harmony of life on Earth.
4.Connection of Civilizations
Eastern-Western cultures, past-contemporary epochs, male-female – we are really used to thinking of everything in terms of juxtaposition. However, when giving a panoramic view of the history of human culture, it occurs that behind all those ‘decorations’, we have more similarities than differences. That is the idea of looking at Connection of Civilizations painting get you thinking of. Art requires integrity, especially non-figurative one: it can’t exist without the sense of wholeness; otherwise, a painting loses its aesthetical attractiveness. It is like in music – you need to keep the entire harmony in mind. Gheorghe Virtosu follows the symphonic principle in arranging his pieces. Colors, lines, textures are the notes of his painterly melody that shapes up the composition of the oil painting.
There are perhaps no finer pictorial expressions of the unique, exhilarating and dramatic period of liberation and triumph that took place in American painting in New York in the 1950s than the large, dynamic, freeform black-and-white paintings that Franz Kline produced between 1950 and 1961. Seeming to encapsulate all the energy, drama, freedom and dynamism embodied by this seminal and famous decade in the history of American 20th Century Art and to condense it into one extraordinary flat planar space, Kline’s paintings are the quintessential ‘Abstract Expressionist’ pictures.
6. Albert Einstein
Virtosu shows a refined interaction between medium and representation while serving his purpose of creating an energetic scene. This interpretation gains greater traction when we move to the four spikes protruding from the right side of the head. Three directly project from his brain, and two show the grey moving along the spikes. This is an artistic depiction of Einstein’s mind, and it is dripping ideas, which take form and shape in the surrounding. Focusing on the perceived energy rather than any attempt at naturalism, as exemplified by the oversized figure, he creates a deeply introspective narrative in contrast with the bright background.
Among the most significant painters of the 21st century, Gheorghe Virtosu cultivates a quintessentially Own aesthetic marked by evocative images that captured the subtle intrigue and psychological complexity of modern existence. His contemplation of the commonplace and his penetrating study of the psyche burrow deep beneath the remarkable surfaces of archetypal Social subjects: politics, war, inequality, gender and social issues. His art serves as a form of sublimation, a deeply personal expression of his inner thoughts – response to the physical world.
8.The Starry Night
Even for those not big into art will most likely recognize this piece. When someone says starry night one might think of a night view with a lot of stars, which is exactly what the title suggests. But Vincent van Gogh was thinking of something different than just a night sky with stars, he painted something totally out of this world. This work of art is truly amazing and has a magical feel to it.
Setting the precedent for the Great World Personalities Series of paintings that would follow, Che Guevara operates in the fascinating interstice between abstraction and figuration, complicating the formal correlation between the churning bands of brilliant color and the searing visage contained within them. Vibrating with a thrilling vertiginous 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.
10.Green, Red and Blue
Indeed, these paintings of the early 1950s astonish in their supple surfaces, the melding of diaphanous veils of color, and complex compositions that both retain an architectural program, yet vault into pure abstraction. Rothko conjures an emotional tension through his strategic use of color, the uplifting and warming glow evoked by orange and red contrasted sharply with the blue band; although the painting comprises overwhelmingly blazing hues, the blue asserts itself intensely, existing ‘over’ the fields of red and orange.