All paintings on this site are hand painted, not a prints, please use code David and save 10%

BACKWARD SOMERSAULT - PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

Catalog ID: 1132041

The official online virtual gallery of Leonid Afremov

Here you can purchase oil on canvas paintings directly

  • Size: 24"x30" (60cm x 75cm)
  • Signature: Signed on the front and back
  • Certification: Signed COA provided
  • Materials: Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
Today price: $139.00 Regular price: $600.00
77% off
Save $461.00
Ask About This Product
Free shipping worldwide
90 Days free returns
somersault italy

We would like to present hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of Afremov's artwork mentioned in the title. This art piece made by Leonid Afremov Studio with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. The piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using Afremov's unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has a lot of texture, you can feel the strokes by touching this painting. By purchasing on our site, you are buying directly from Leonid Afremov Studio. We guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.

The artwork is signed on the back and on the front. The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov Studio. If you are 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:


In a somersault leap

In his painting named Somersault similar to the ones painted in Italy in the epoch of renaissance, the artist Leonid Afremov managed to show all the beauty, elasticity and gracefulness of the female body. The main theme of the artwork is the naked girl depicted in the center of the painting. It is made in the colors traditional for the artist – thus, the naked girl is depicted on the background composed of the bright smears of yellow red blue and blue paints. The elasticity of her body is amazing. She can be compared to a gymnast performing a jump over a fixed bar – we can imagine how she held her breath, recollected herself, took a step back, gathered her thoughts and started running as fast as possible towards the fixed bar. And now she is at her destination, she takes off the ground and like a bird flies into the sky. Indeed, in the painting we see that her hands are like wings. She unclenched her fingers so that her hands would allow her to hold the body in the air as long as possible. And here nothing holds her on the Earth any more. She literally flies. And it seems that time has stopped. She is able to hang in this position for ages. Her body is surrounded by streams of air. It seems that the most intense of them blows right under her back - in fact it is bent like a cat's back. On the one hand directly under her body we see a small concentration of light blue colors - we can compare this spot with the airflow that helps the girl to hold in flight. But on the other hand the smears are directed to the other side - from the right upper corner of the painting to the lower left one. And the blue strokes in this composition act as a kind of cloud. Feel the lightness of this picture and the feelings that the artist wanted to convey to us.

Plasticity is above all

Exercises in acrobatics can be static, when an athlete makes complex elements without movement, for example, bridge and dynamic ones - when exercises are made in motion, however static exercises, for example, stances, can be the basis for dynamic ones - wheels, bends and others. Complex tricks can be made up of different single static and dynamic exercises, for example, a flip flop consists of a somersault and a twine, rundata somersault – of a stance, wheel and somersault. Acrobatic elements are mainly used in sports, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, but also they are part of sport acrobatic dances, circus performances, parkour and even martial arts.

Dynamic acrobatic exercises include:

  • roll-over
  • somersault
  • flip flop
  • somersault arcs.

Static acrobatic exercises are:

  • stance
  • bridge


Hand Painted by Artist Hand Painted by Artist
100% of Satisfaction Guarantee 100% of Satisfaction Guarantee
UV Protected Guarantee UV Protected Guarantee
100% Premium Canvas 100% Premium Canvas
Write Your Own Review
Your Rating

We accept payments via Paypal and major credit/debit cards. All transactionsare done through a secure connection which ensures absolute safety. We guarantee the inviolability of your private information. Your personal data is encrypted and not stored anywhere after the payment was completed. We will not share your information with any other third-party site nor company. With us, your personal information remains strictly confidential. After your payment is received, you will get a confirmation email.


To deliver you order, we use UPS and DHL shipping services for shipping around the world. We can send your painting to any location in the world.

You will receive an email from the shipping manager with all the details about your purchase within 2 days after your payment.

USA, Canada and Mexico

Shipping is free for Artistic Canvas and Musuem wrapped paintings to anywhere in the world.

All other countries

Shipping is free internationally only for Artistic Canvas paintings.

If you wish to have a gallery wrapped painting to be shipped internationally, it costs $50 extra per every 3 paintings. You need to purchase the shipping separately from the order by this link.

If you shall have any questions or doubts about the delivery process, feel free to contact your delivery manager for more details.