We would like to present the hand painted recreation oil on canvas painting of the artwork mentioned in the title. This recreation was finished by Leonid Afremov himself with the help of his best studio artists to do pencil drawing and basic background. This painting comes signed by Leonid Afremov himself on the front and the back. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Leonid Afremov himself. This recreation is made almost identical to the original image that you see online. The only difference is patterns and minor details that give the recreation and original feel.
This piece was created with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece was created with oil paint on artistic canvas using unique Afremov 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 Leonid Afremov®. We guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
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about this painting:
Northern countries amaze us with their severe yet romantic spirit. And Belgium is no exception. Washed by the cold waves of the North Sea, it is nevertheless known as a friendly and hospitable land where you can find plenty of things to do and meet a great number of interesting people. As an avid traveller, Leonid Afremov couldn’t miss visiting this wonderful country. He brought home a number of amazing sketches and paintings showing picturesque streets and panoramic waterscapes of Belgian cities. One of them is right before you.
Fog in the sails
The weather is foggy and broody, but the water is strikingly clear, as if the fog didn’t dare touching it’s icy surface. The harbor is crowded with boats. Aligned by the pier, they disperse the ghostly tranquility of the day with their freshly painted sides and cheery flags fluttering in the breeze. Their colorful reflections dance in the waves creating a merry ripple. Looming in the distance, a lonely tower of a gothic cathedral seems to be the last frontier of the visible world and behind it there is only an endless celestial waste, milky white and impenetrable.
Facts you didn’t know about Belgium
1. The country is a large chocolate manufacturer. There is around 22kg of sweets produced in Belgium per person each year.
2. It was a Belgian city that first gained a charter of rights in Europe (Huy, 1066).
3. Belgium is a very free-thinking country. Homosexual marriages and euthanasia have been legalized here for years.
4. The citizens of Belgium are also very socially conscious. They pay some of the highest taxes in the world (40%) and are obliged to vote. Despite that, people still want to live in this country and 15% of the population are immigrants.
5. And the most mind-blowing fact - the Belgian highway system is so packed with lights that it is actually visible from the moon!
What else can we say, Belgium is a great country to visit - or at least to decorate your wall with a beautiful Belgian seascape like that. Sized 40 x 30 inches, it can become your private window to distant lands and foreign seas that will expand the boundaries of your everyday reality. We have no doubt that Leonid Afremov’s unusual style and romantic set of mind won’t leave you indifferent!