This is a painting that I made after a sojourn in Santorini in 2014. This is an oil on canvas painting part of a series of paintings with this subject.
Literature: Emil Nicolae, "Dumitru D. Bostan-The place and the Journey", Piatra-Neamt, 2014, p. 94, illustrated. An art book with 105 illustrations of the original artworks.
“It is a well-known (and therefore often envied or imitated) thing: the artist is the most free creature on the planet. At the same time, there is one thing as well hidden: the artist is the prisoner of his own work. A supportive contradiction, it would be said, how long it is perceived from the outside. But when we look down and discover that the opera is not a simulation but a consequence of destiny, we realize that the artist's "freedom" closes in significant quotation marks! Because working as a destiny involves rigor, and renunciations, and limitations, and hesitations, etc. Not exactly comfortable. It's like a wonderful plant that stimulates exhausting effusions precisely because it has grown under the tension of a value formwork.
At Dumitru D. Bostan all this means either the escape into the landscape with all the artist's imagination for the imaginary city, or the introduction of a cold chromatic counterpoint in spite of the dominant warm background or the insistence on a detail even in the development of a integrative vision (composition) integrative, or a respite assumed in watercolor or conté even under the technical pressure of oil, and so on. Opera therefore implies preserving the inner coherence of the original "project" of the subliminal matrix of free and diversified expression.
And above all, and with all these things, quality matters. Here is what is to be found in the album of the painter Dumitru D. Bostan”.
Emil Nicolae, "The place and the Journey", Piatra-Neamt, 2014
oil colors, linseed oil