I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork AMSTERDAM - RED LIGHTS. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.
about this painting:
Leonid Afremov’s Gallery
Leonid Afremov’s virtual galley has a lot of wonderful hand-painted pictures that will be able to light up any room and bring some special charm to any interior. Among them you will find:
- Fascinating landscapes;
- Gorgeous cityscapes;
- Stunning portraits and still life canvases;
- Magnificent seascapes.
With the help of oil paints and palette knives Leonid Afremov manages to achieve a very interesting effect: all of his paintings look very realistic and bright. This one style that unites them makes it easy to organize your own home art collection. Landscapes and cityscapes take up the greatest part of Leonid Afremov’s artworks. He’s painted such beautiful cities as Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, Moscow, New York, etc. Amsterdam takes a special place in his heart. Let’s see what is so interesting about this city and why it attracts millions of people every year.
Interesting about Amsterdam
Amsterdam has always been one of the most interesting cities in Europe. It has been known for centuries for its hospitality and magnificent architecture. There are more than 90 fresh water canals with more than a thousand bridges in Amsterdam. Millions of small colorful lights illuminate them at night which gives the city a unique fairy-tale-like look. As the whole territory is located on a swampland, it’s impossible to erect huge skyscrapers and wide highways; however, this it doesn’t reduce the numbers of tourists who come here every year. Paved narrow streets with big flowerbeds full of tulips, old houses and plenty of parks give the city an atmosphere of coziness, comfort, friendliness, and romanticism. With a few words you can describe Amsterdam as a mixture of everything ultra-modern and medieval. Old balustrades here are harmoniously blended with mirror facades, museums and fashionable boutiques are located on one street; in minimalist cafes you can try beer made following an old monks’ receipt. Amsterdam has a well-developed system of public transportation: metro, buses, high-speed and traditional trams, taxis and ferry service. However, you are more likely to see local people riding bicycles or walking. There are very many bike lanes in the city with their own traffic lights. When the time comes to say goodbye to their iron friend they dump it in the canal. That’s why the bottom of the most popular canals is covered with old bicycles.
Curious Facts about the Red Light District
Amsterdam has always been one of the most broad- minded cities in Europe. The Red light district in Amsterdam officially called De Walletjes, and is the most famous of its kind in the world. You can find others in Paris, Hamburg, London, Sydney, Tokyo and many other cities all over the world.
There are more than three hundred one-room cabins with red windows in this district where women of the night provide their services for customers. These women have their own trade union, employment benefits and pay taxes to the government.
Some Other must-see places in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam every tourist will be able find something they’ll like. There are many clubs, restaurants, cafes, landmarks that have a great historical value, museums and art galleries with wonderful paintings and just beautiful places. Here are some of them:
- Van Gogh Museum. The exposition of the Museum includes two hundred canvases of this great artist. It is the largest collection in the world, having a value of about ten million Euros. It has been open since 1973.
- Heineken Brewery. Here you will be able to not only look at professionally-done advertising posters, but also learn about the brewers’ family history, look at the equipment necessary for brewing good beer, and of course, try it. There is also a souvenir shop on the property of the museum where you can buy a bottle opener, a towel, a magnet and many other things with the logo of the company.
- Flower market. Most people associate Amsterdam with tulips which is why a flower market is a must-see! Here you can find beautiful flowers of different colors, take a picture with them and buy some bulbs to bring back home.
These are some of the reasons people love Amsterdam and keep coming here every year. Have you ever been there? If you have, you’ll surely have a lot of interesting things that attract you in this city to add to our list. If you still haven’t had a chance to visit this wonderful place, the least you can do is buy this magnificent piece of art and enjoy its wonderful beauty. Who knows, maybe one day, it will inspire you to get online one day and book a one-way ticket to this fantastic city of contradictions. You will definitely enjoy breathtaking views it has to offer, its local cuisine, and, of course, its friendly people.