Gheorghe Virtosu

Gheorghe Virtosu

The work of artist Gheorghe Virtosu is driven by his complex, and at times harsh, life experience. Though his life has been difficult at points, it has led to an understanding that Virtosu believes he can share with others.

As an artist, he is driven by the desire to better the world by sharing his experience. At first, his work was undertaken in private — a direct result of a long period of difficulty and solitude — but now Virtosu is sharing his art with the world.

Born in Romania in 1968, Virtosu is of the generation that came of age as the calcified Eastern Bloc was slouching towards its final collapse in 1989. Suddenly — literally — a world of possibilities opened up to young people from Eastern Europe. With unimaginable options now open to him, Virtosu left the Republic of Moldova after his compulsory military service and three-year stint in the state security services was complete. He travelled the world, soaking up its rich and varied textures, and eventually settled in London and became a British citizen.

Alternating between living in freedom and suffering in confinement has been a fact of Virtosu’s life, both as a young man and in adulthood. This theme — the struggle to find meaning and beauty amidst the harsh reality of life — is a powerful narrative force in his painting.

While living through a period of incarceration — during which Virtosu struggled with the loneliness that is inherent when one is separated from the outside world — he took up writing as a form of self-therapy.

Virtosu also took up the painter’s brush in earnest — he is a self-taught artist — and began to create abstract, thematic paintings that feature bold colors in pursuit of a mystical ascension above the ugliness of the world. With titles that reference the “real world” — such as Iranian Spirit, Blairism, and Gaddafi Sentence — the paintings approach varied themes from the multicultural world we share.

They are images that spring from a psyche enriched with a broad and experienced worldview. Each piece is singular, yet each carries a genuine complexity of meaning within which can be found the means to decipher the image itself. His imagery can be puzzling and other-worldly, though while his paintings — his characters — may tell little of themselves, they tell much of the world of which they are a part, the world of complexity and variable motivations in which we all live our lives.

Virtosu believes his work is rooted in exploring the various aspects of his own personality. They are reflections that capture characteristics both positive and negative, from a ruthless focus on survival to an ethereal appreciation of life’s mystery and beauty.

With both his writing and painting, Virtosu finds in the creative process a way to process — and then elevate — the negative emotions that have at times overwhelmed him. His works are part of a complex coding, a method of processing his experiences. When ready, Virtosu starts sketching in blue and red pen on white paper, a story-coding style he developed while serving in the military. As the process continues — sometimes slowly over a year or two, oftentimes in dreams — colors are added to the original sketch. His style is unique and individualistic, an intelligent art that moves away from realism and into the realm of the mystical.

Through his art, he passes his message to the world.


Portfolio:

Collection 2017

66 works by Gheorghe Virtosu, Collection 2017

CONNECTION OF CIVILIZATIONS “CONNECTION OF CIVILIZATIONS”

The planet Earth has survived an approximate 4.3 billion years give or take a couple hundred million according to the scientific community. Yet, we are led to believe that we have only started to leave a mark withing the past couple thousand years. More and more evidence shows that our journey as a civilization may have not started a few dozen centuries ago but we may have been around for tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of years. The strangest part for most to comprehend is that we not have always been growing. Ancient civilizations all around the Earth we’re connected by straight lines that would cross valleys, mountains and seas. Most of these civilizations are said to have no knowledge of one another according to mainstream archeology, but using a tool as simple as a globe can show otherwise

 LESBIAN MARRIAGE “ LESBIAN MARRIAGE”

Marriage bestows economic and social support to couples in committed relationships, which can result in substantial health benefits. Married men and women generally experience better physical and mental health than comparable cohabiting couples. Additionally, same-sex couples in legal unions are more likely to remain in a committed relationship than those denied marriage rights. Taken together, it shows that there's no scientific basis for denying marriage rights to same-sex couples, and doing so can adversely affect them as well as their family and friends.

 MAHATMA GANDHI “ MAHATMA GANDHI”

With his unusual yet powerful political tools of Satyagraha and non-violence, he inspired several other political leaders all over the world including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr and Aung San Suu Kyi. Gandhi, apart from helping India triumph in its fight for independence against the English, also led a simple and righteous life, for which he is often revered. Gandhi's early life was pretty much ordinary, and he became a great man during the course of his life. This is one of the main reasons why Gandhi is followed by millions, for he proved that one can become a great soul during the course of one’s life, should they possess the will to do so.

 ALBERT EINSTEIN “ ALBERT EINSTEIN”

E=mc2

In a letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, dated Jan. 3, 1954, Einstein stated: "The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this,"

UMM KULTHUM BINT MUHAMMAD “UMM KULTHUM BINT MUHAMMAD”

She came back to her father's house and lived there for many years, shouldering the burdens of life with her mother Khadijah (Radi-allahu-anha) Muslims suffered a lot and some were even forced to eat leaves of trees. Hadhrat Khadijah (Radi-allahu-anha) died shortly after the boycott ended. Hadhrat Umm Kulthum, However, braced herself up and did not let the sadness and sorrow affect her negatively. She took care of the household and her little sister Fatima (Radi-allahu-anha) in a very mature manner. They lived happily for 6 years but the marriage remained childless. She passed away in year 09 AH in the month of Shaban (630CE), at the age of 29. She was laid to rest next to the grave of her sister, Hadhrat Ruqayyah (Radi-allahu-anha) Her life teaches us to be steadfast in faith and act maturely and patiently towards hardships in life. She took all her responsibilities with great care.

 BUDDHA IN MEDITATION “ BUDDHA IN MEDITATION”

Siddhartha was born into the royal family of a small kingdom on the Indian-Nepalese border. According to the traditional story he had a privileged upbringing, but was jolted out of his sheltered life on realizing that life includes the harsh facts of old age, sickness, and death. This prompted him to puzzle over the meaning of life. Eventually he felt impelled to leave his palace and follow the traditional Indian path of the wandering holy man, a seeker after Truth. He became very adept at meditation under various teachers, and then took up ascetic practices. This was based on the belief that one could free the spirit by denying the flesh. He practiced austerities so determinedly that he almost starved to death.

 EGYPTIAN CAT “ EGYPTIAN CAT”

The ancient Egyptians were respectful towards the animals that shared their world and associated many of them with deities or positive human characteristics. However, no animal was held in such esteem as the cat. Cats were closely connected to a number of gods and goddesses, and there is evidence that they were considered to be demi-gods in their own right. As an inscription in the Valley of the Kings states; "You are the Great Cat, the avenger of the gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; you are indeed the Great Cat."

 TWIN CLOWNS “ TWIN CLOWNS”

I'm a tearless clown. If I were to get a tattoo, it would be the two masks, and they would be both smiling. Andy Samberg

 MASTER OF THE WATERS “ MASTER OF THE WATERS”

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.

 FLYING MAN “ FLYING MAN”

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

GEISHA “GEISHA”

Their world is often closed to outsiders and tourists may only catch a glimpse of them in passing. But now Gheorghe Virtosu is presenting an unprecedented access into the lives of the women who maintain centuries-old conventions in the modern era. Geisha started to appear in the pleasure quarters of Japan before the turn of the 18th century. The first geisha were actually men, whereas the first female ones who appeared years later were teenage odoriko who were expensively-trained “dancing girls” or dancers-for-hire. (As time passed on, being a geisha was mainly regarded as a female occupation.) Slowly, geisha became more widespread and a lot of them started to work primarily as entertainers — anyone who was selling sex (which was against their intended kind of work) were imprisoned after all in order to protect the oiran who were licensed high-class courtesans or prostitutes at that time. However, when 1800 came in, the oiran slowly fell out of demand when wealthy Japanese men chose geisha more as their companion of choice due to their ‘chic’ and modern demeanour.

 SANCHO PANZA “ SANCHO PANZA”

Though Sancho is ignorant, illiterate, cowardly, and foolish, he nonetheless proves himself a wise and just ruler, a better governor than the educated, wealthy, and aristocratic Duke. By the time Sancho returns home for the last time, he has gained confidence in himself and in his ability to solve problems, regardless of his lower-class status.

 THE SOURCE OF LIFE “ THE SOURCE OF LIFE”

None of our flesh existed three or four months ago; face, mouth, arms, hair, even the very nails. The entire organism is but a current of molecules, a ceaselessly renewed flame, a stream at which we may look all of our lives and never see the same water again. The sex glands are located at the lower part of the abdomen. It is through the functioning of these glands that life is created and the process of reproduction carried on.

 THEOTOKOS “ THEOTOKOS”

THEOTOKOS is a title of Mary, the mother of Jesus, that is used in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern traditions of the Catholic Church. Its more precise English translations include "God-bearer" and "the one who gives birth to God"; those less precise or less literal include "Mother of God Incarnate" and "Mother of God."

 CENTURY OF DOLPHINS “ CENTURY OF DOLPHINS”

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz - a true rhapsody in blue - are hunted to the edge of silence.

 FEMALE SAMURAI WARRIOR “ FEMALE SAMURAI WARRIOR”

She had “long black hair and a fair complexion, and her face was very lovely; moreover she was a fearless rider, whom neither the fiercest horse nor the roughest ground could dismay, and so dexterously did she handle sword and bow that she was a match for 1,000 warriors, fit to meet either god or devil.”

 BLAIRISM “ BLAIRISM”

The perception that Blair was a toxic influence on the body politic is not mainly generated from within the Labour party. Polls are unequivocal that this is a popular sentiment. It should be an encouragement to progressives that Blair's combination of aggression overseas, pro-market policies at home and deception, in general, has made him a pariah. The left doesn't need to try to salvage scraps from the wreckage of a failed political project. What is needed is open campaigning that can mobilize popular aspirations for an end to rampant inequality, cutbacks, corruption and serial wars.

CLAIRVOYANT OF WORLD WAR III “CLAIRVOYANT OF WORLD WAR III”

“The most terrifying of the alleged prophecies is a ‘Hot War’ over global warming and diminishing resources, with the greatest threats said to be biological warfare and terrorism.”

 WORLD DOMINATION XXI CENTURY “ WORLD DOMINATION XXI CENTURY”

Bible prophecy reveals that once the superpower seat is left vacant, the three power blocs rising to dominance now will clash in a colossal global power struggle—a period the Bible specifically calls the “times of the Gentiles” (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2; see page 16). Current events show how dreadfully near we are to this time when nations will vie for the superpower slot!

 CHRISTENING OF HOMOSEXUAL “ CHRISTENING OF HOMOSEXUAL”

"With baptism, you unite the new faithful to the People of God. It is never necessary to refuse baptism to someone who asks for it!"

RUQAYYAH BINT MUHAMMAD “RUQAYYAH BINT MUHAMMAD”

The struggle between life and death was fierce. Eventually, Ruqayyah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa) breathed her last. At the same that the bereaved ‘Uthmaan (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) was kissing his wife’s forehead and fingertips and covering her face, the voice of the good news carrier could be heard outside announcing the Muslims’ victory. The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) entered ‘Uthmaan’s house having been shocked by the news of his daughter’s death. He moved closer to her and sorrowfully bade her farewell. He sympathetically praised Faatimah(RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa) who stood at her sister’s death-bed crying. He helped her on her feet gently and compassionately and he wiped her tears off with his noble garment. It was then that the sobbing of the women who were present became louder. ‘Umar (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) wanted to stop them but the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) held his hand and told him: “Whatever tears shed by the eyes and however much the heart grieves, that is from Allah. It is actions of the hands and words uttered by the tongue that come from Satan”.

 FATIMAH BINT MUHAMMAD “ FATIMAH BINT MUHAMMAD”

Gheorghe Virtosu invitation to open up to a different way of perceiving reality. The youngest daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and his favorite. Hadhrat Fatimah (Radhiyallaho anha) the fourth and the youngest daughter of the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) , and the "head of the ladies in Paradise" was born in the 1st year of Nubuwwat, when he was 41. It is said that the name Fatimah (lit: safe from fire) was revealed by Allah. She was married to Ali (Radhiyallaho anho) in 2 A.H. and she began to live with him seven and a half months later. She was about fifteen and Ali was 21 at the time of their union. Of all the daughters, she was the most loved by the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) ; whenever he went out on a journey, she was the last one to part and when he returned home she was the first one to meet him. When Ali (Radhiyallaho anho) intended to marry Abu Jahal's daughter, she was very much grieved and expressed her grief to the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) . The Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) said to Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallaho anho): "Fatimah is a part of my body. Whoever grieves her, grieves me."

 DISAPPOINTED STORKS “ DISAPPOINTED STORKS”

I feel at times like I am drowning in a sea of profound disappointment, powerless to stop the madness of it all. There is so much potential to uplift humanity through innovation and creativity, collaboration and co-creation, and instead of acting on it we appear to exponentially increase suffering and remain trapped in systems of inequality. What can I do? What is the appropriate response? How do we move forward when we remain trapped by the past, haunted like ghosts by the circumstances of our births?

 THE ROYAL GUARD “ THE ROYAL GUARD”

In 2012, The Queen presented Colours to The Coldstream Guards, saying: " Thirteen years have passed since I presented you with the Colours which have just been marched off. Since then, there have been many changes in your ranks, but the spirit of the Regiment has remained intact through all the challenges and dangers which you have been required to face. "

 GADDAFI SENTENCE “ GADDAFI SENTENCE”

During a period that spanned six decades, the Libyan leader paraded on the world stage with a style so unique and unpredictable that the words "maverick" or "eccentric" scarcely did him justice. He met his ignominious and grisly end when NTC forces found him hiding in a tunnel following a Nato air strike on his convoy as he tried to make a break from his last stronghold, the city of Sirte, where it had all begun. The exact circumstances of his death remain in dispute, either "killed in crossfire", summarily executed, or lynched and dragged through the streets by jubilant, battle-hardened fighters. Though it meant the Libyan people - and other victims around the world - were robbed of proper justice, the news sparked wild celebrations across his former domain that nearly 42 years of rule and misrule had truly come to a close.

NOSTRADAMUS “NOSTRADAMUS”

Born in 1503, this French astrologer and physician published collections of prophecies that earned him fame and a loyal following during his lifetime. In the centuries since his death, people have credited him with accurately predicting pivotal events in history, from the French Revolution to the rise of Adolf Hitler to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. According to Nostradamus, the world is slated to end in the year 3797. Nostradamus suffered from gout and arthritis for much of his adult life. In the last years of his life, the condition turned into edema or dropsy, where abnormal amounts of fluid accumulate beneath the skin or within cavities of the body. Without treatment, the condition resulted in congestive heart failure.

HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND “HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND”

He is largely remembered as a bully who executed his opponents, oversaw the destruction of religious buildings and works of art, and killed off two of his six wives

 SALVADOR DALÍ “ SALVADOR DALÍ”

Dalí’s chief theoretical contribution to Surrealism was his elaboration, in the early 1930s, of the “paranoiac-critical method”—a process, he wrote, to “systematize confusion and thereby contribute to a total discrediting of the world of reality.

EUROPEAN OPTIMISM “EUROPEAN OPTIMISM”

The European Union will begin 2017 in its brightest mood for a decade. The outbreak of cheer, albeit still fragile, has several causes: an economic upswing that has Europe outpacing America, receding memories of the migration and other crises, and the reassuring presence of Angela Merkel, embarking on her fourth and presumably final term as German chancellor. Perhaps above all, the EU’s energies have been restored by the election of Emmanuel Macron, France’s passionately pro-European president, and a sense that the high-water mark of Eurosceptic populism has been reached. For the first time in years, there is a whiff of possibility in the air. I assert that optimism, as the tendency to take a favorable view of circumstances and prospects, is essential to human nature. People tend to adopt optimistic positions when they are in the greatest need of help, usually in the transitional periods of their personal or social lives. Optimism exists as an emotional prediction, as a sunny perception of reality, which might be based on intuition or on ignorance (or both), but is also nurtured in childhood through the wisdom of generations.

HINDU GOD LORD SHIVA “HINDU GOD LORD SHIVA”

Hindus believe his powers of destruction and recreation are used even now to destroy the illusions and imperfections of this world, paving the way for a beneficial change. According to Hindu belief, this destruction is not arbitrary, but constructive. Shiva is therefore seen as the source of both good and evil and is regarded as the one who combines many contradictory elements.

 BAPTISM OF JESUS “ BAPTISM OF JESUS”

As Jesus was coming out of the water, he saw the heavens open up and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove. He heard a voice from above say, “You are my beloved son with whom I am well-pleased.” Then the Spirit took Jesus into the wilderness where he remained for forty days, and where Satan tempted him. In the wilderness, Jesus dwelt among the wild beasts, but the angels looked after him. From Bethany beyond the Jordan, Jesus returned to Jerusalem only to have to flee again, this time to Ephraim (al-Tayyibah) near Ramallah. Later he returned to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and the events of his passion, death, and resurrection would follow.

MALARIA EPIDEMIC “MALARIA EPIDEMIC”

Epidemic malaria tends to occur along the geographical margins of endemic areas when the conditions supporting the balance between the human, parasite and mosquito vector populations are disturbed. This leads to a sharp but temporary increase in disease incidence. More than 124 million Africans live in such areas, and experience epidemics causing around 12 million malaria episodes and up to 310,000 deaths annually.

 ELEMENTS OF WORLD POWER “ ELEMENTS OF WORLD POWER”

A political unit powerful enough to affect the entire world by its influence or actions.

 WINSTON CHURCHILL “ WINSTON CHURCHILL”

“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.”

THE THREE BOGATYRS “THE THREE BOGATYRS”

Many of the stories about bogatyrs revolve around the court of Vladimir I of Kiev (958–1015). There served the most notable bogatyrs or vityazes: the trio of Alyosha Popovich, Dobrynya Nikitich and Ilya Muromets. Alyosha Popovich is "noted for his slyness, agility, and craftiness, may be fun-loving, sometimes being depicted as a ‘mocker of women’, and may occasionally be a liar and a cheat", as described by James Bailey. Dobrynya is often portrayed as being close to the royal family, undertaking sensitive and diplomatic missions. As a courtier, Dobrynya seems to be a representative of the noble class of warriors. He is a professional archer, swimmer, and wrestler. He plays the gusli, plays tafl, and is known for his courtesy and cunning. According to legends, Ilya Muromets, the son of a farmer, was born in a village near Murom. He suffered a serious illness in his youth and was unable to walk until the age of 33. He could only lie on a Russian oven, until he was miraculously healed by two pilgrims. He was then given super-human strength by a dying knight, Svyatogor, and set out to liberate the city of Kiev from Idolishche to serve Prince Vladimir the Fair Sun.

REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY “REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY”

I contend that, although the preceding government and society are significant in causing a revolution and creating revolutionaries, the ideological mindset of the revolutionary group is itself a major factor in determining the outcome of the revolution.

YOUNG QUASIMODO “YOUNG QUASIMODO”

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.

2000 CAMP DAVID SUMMIT “2000 CAMP DAVID SUMMIT”

In accounts of the July 2000 Camp David summit and the following months of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, we often hear about Ehud Barak's unprecedented offer and Yasser Arafat's uncompromising "no". Israel is said to have made a historic proposal, which the Palestinians, once again seizing the opportunity to miss an opportunity, turned down. The failure to reach a final agreement is attributed, without notable dissent, to Yasser Arafat.

MIGRANT “MIGRANT”

On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, celebrated on the 18th of December, UNITEE and Gheorghe Virtosu had decided this year to give its contribution in terms of visibility to this important occasion by creating a social media campaign.

MOURNING QUASIMODO “MOURNING QUASIMODO”

Quasimodo cries in despair after witnessing the deaths of both Esmeralda and Claude Frollo, lamenting "There is all that I ever loved!" He then leaves Notre Dame, never to return, and heads for the Gibbet of Montfaucon beyond the city walls, passing by the Convent of the Filles-Dieu, a home for 200 reformed prostitutes, and the leper colony of Saint-Lazare. After reaching the Gibbet, he lies next to Esmeralda's corpse, where it had been unceremoniously thrown after the execution. He stays at Montfaucon, and eventually dies of starvation, clutching Esmeralda's body. Years later, an excavation group exhumes both their skeletons which have become intertwined. When they try to separate them, Quasimodo's bones crumble into dust.

 PROSPERITY “ PROSPERITY”

Submit to God and be at peace with him, in this way prosperity will come to you.

LOVERS “LOVERS”

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.

 HEART ANATOMY “ HEART ANATOMY”

The human heart is surely a deep, closed, blood-filled pit. When it opens, all the thirsting, inconsolable shades we have loved run to drink and be revived; they grow continually denser around us, blackening the air. Why do they run to drink the blood of our hearts? Because they realize that no other resurrection exists.

 INDIA IN TRANSITION “ INDIA IN TRANSITION”

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome

 WOMAN POLITICIAN “ WOMAN POLITICIAN”

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” - Margaret Thatcher

GERMAN SPIRIT “GERMAN SPIRIT”

Volksgeist is a German loanword (literally meaning "spirit of the people" or "national character") for a unique "spirit" possessed collectively by each people or nation. It is a Germany that will be created anew, for the world has need of it, alike for the enlargement of the spiritual home of a man and the better establishment of the temporal foundations of life. Long ago Leibnitz said that the mark of the German was Laboriositas. That has remained true even through the oscillations that the German spirit has passed through. The hand even of the greatest German may be rough and coarse—look at the cast of the hands of Goethe—but no people can work with such tireless and fearless pioneering energy in the world's service as can the Germans. For that might which they worship is not merely a force of destruction; it can also be a force of construction, once firmly held to the service of mankind. Then the whole world will gladly own that no nation has a better claim than Germany to rank among the servants of humanity and the fellow workers for civilization.

 CLONING “ CLONING”

Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.

SOCIALIST FRATERNAL KISS “SOCIALIST FRATERNAL KISS”

My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love! The socialist fraternal kiss consists of an embrace and a mutual kiss to cheeks or in rarer cases to the mouth. The origin of this ritual stems from the Eastern Orthodox Fraternal- or Easter Kiss, which through its entrenchment in the rites of the Orthodox Church carried a substantial strength of expression and so found use in daily life. Communist political leaders frequently kissed as a matter of formality in those days. So when East German President Erich Honecker went to embrace the Soviet leader, the kiss wasn’t exactly shocking—except for the enthusiasm both men showed for the lip lock.

 TRAVESTITE “ TRAVESTITE”

Though coined as late as the 1910s, the phenomenon is not new. It was referred to in the Hebrew Bible. The word has undergone several changes of meaning since it was first coined and is still used in a variety of senses. Today, the term transvestite is commonly considered outdated and derogatory, with the term cross-dresser used as a more appropriate replacement. This is because the term transvestite was historically used to diagnose medical disorders, including mental health disorders, and transvestism was viewed as a disorder, but the term cross-dresser was coined by the transgender community. In some cases, however, the term transvestite is seen as more appropriate for use by members of the transgender community instead of by those outside of the transgender community, and some have reclaimed the word.

 PRIDE PARADE “ PRIDE PARADE”

The movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.

BEHIND HUMAN MASK “BEHIND HUMAN MASK”

Behind the mask human behaviors Which breeds again your inner world The revenge has victims guilties and innocents So you are endlessly looking - deliverance

QUASIMODO IN LOVE “QUASIMODO IN LOVE”

He first encounters the beautiful Romani girl Esmeralda when he and Frollo attempt to kidnap her one night, though in this event Quasimodo did not wish personally to harm Esmeralda, but was complying with his master's demands. Quasimodo later falls in love when she gives him water as he is being whipped in the pillory for punishment and jeered by a horrid rabble.

 CROWN HOLDER “ CROWN HOLDER”

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.

 BANISHMENT OF NUN SISTERS “ BANISHMENT OF NUN SISTERS”

"I feel pained that the Vatican and my community leaders now ask me to silence myself," she wrote. "After finding my voice to tell my story, I choose not to collaborate in my own oppression by restricting a basic human right."

ADAM AND EVE “ADAM AND EVE”

Grace is a much more accurate word to use when dealing with the state of human existence. God gives us unmerited favor through Jesus Christ, and since Adam and Eve, our lives have depended on it.

ZAINAB BINT MUHAMMAD “ZAINAB BINT MUHAMMAD”

Poignant and beautiful, would be the words chosen by many to describe the love story of Zainab binte Muhammad and Abu al-‘Aas ibn Rabee’ RA. Who was Zainab? She was the beautiful, beloved and eldest daughter of the Noble Prophet Muhammad SAW. There are so many lessons and observations to reflect upon this beautiful love story between Zainab and her husband Abu al 'Aas. Despite his reluctance to embrace Islam, Zainab's love and devotion for her husband never diminished and her sincere prayers were eventually answered. Zainab’s death reminded him of the death of his wife, Khadeejah. He told the women, who gathered around Zainab’s corpse, “Wash her three times and use camphor in the third wash.” He performed funeral prayers on her and followed her final resting place. Abu El’As returned to his children, Ali and Omama. Kissing them and wetting them with his tears, he remembered the face of his departed darling. Abu El’As would cry so profusely that the people saw the Prophet (ﷺ) himself weeping and calming him down. Abu Al’As would say, “By Allah, I can’t stand life anymore without Zainab”. He died one year after Zainab’s death. May Allah be pleased with Zainab, the Prophet’s daughter and grant her Jannat-ul-Firdause for her patience, endurance and struggle. Ameen.

ABANDONED “ABANDONED”

Abandoned. The word alone sends shudders down a sensitive spine, troubling the thoughts of pained souls as their hurt swells in ripples. It is a sentence of undesired solitude often pronounced on the innocent, the trusting—administered without warning or satisfactory cause. One day the moon is yours, or so you believe. The next, his countenance transforms from Jekyll to Hyde with no intention of ever turning back, and you are left trampled upon in a deserted street, concealed by dirty fog that squelches all illumination or any hope for future rays of light. It is the worst of mysteries why a beast considered noble would forsake his duty, exhibiting a heart of stone. And all who once looked on him, now turn down their eyes and suffer, beguiled. Some poisons have no antidote, but are slow, silent, torturous ends that curl up the broken body swept into a cold, dark corner. There she is left to drown in her tears—a dying heart.

JUDGE OF JESUS “JUDGE OF JESUS”

The Jewish leaders demanded of the Romans that Jesus is 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).

 JOAN OF ARC “ JOAN OF ARC”

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.

 MARILYN MONROE “ MARILYN MONROE”

Innocent, vulnerable, and impossibly alluring, she defined the very essence of screen sexuality. Rising from pin-up girl to international superstar, she was a gifted comedienne whom the camera adored, a luminous and incomparably magnetic screen presence. In short, she had it all, yet her career and life came crashing to a tragic halt, a Cinderella story gone horribly wrong; dead before her time -- her fragile beauty trapped in amber, impervious to the ravages of age -- Monroe endures as the movies' greatest and most beloved icon, a legend eclipsing all others.

 ELVIS PRESLEY “ ELVIS PRESLEY”

Elvis Presley became one of the most influential cultural icons of a generation. He is commonly referred to as the “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and epitomises the post-war pop generation. From 1973, Presley began to increasingly suffer health problems – related to his obesity and drug dependency. In 1976, aged only 42, he died from multiple causes; fourteen different drugs were found in his bloodstream.

JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY “JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY”

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.