Description of the artwork «Masterly Fantasia (Dedicated to Franz Liszt)»
The title of the painting refers to music. "Virtuoso,"Masterly Fantasia" is a concept from the musical lexicon. "Virtuoz" is a performer who skillfully owns art technology; а master who has achieved the highest degree of perfection in his work. "Masterly Fantasia" is an instrumental play where an improvisational beginning plays an important role leading to the free deployment of a musical theme. "Masterly Fantasia" by painter Olga Akasi is free deployment of musical themes of List by picturesque means. This painting is a visual ode to the musical treasure of composer List in honor of his 200th anniversary. This music is in us as we listen to it, and the artist 's brush was guided by music. "Without music, life would be a mistake" (Friedrich Nietzsche).