BALLET OF THE SOUL — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    16"x40" (40cm x 100cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork BALLET OF THE SOUL. 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. 

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about this painting:


Body language

Human body is beautiful, graceful and expressive. For centuries, people have used the language of dance to project their emotions into rhythmical moves and steps that can sometimes be more convincing than the loudest words. In love with beauty and inspiration, Leonid Afremov couldn’t ignore the theme of dancing in his paintings. This exquisite canvas depicting a young ballerina will make a great acquisition for every modern family and a splendid décor item for your home!

From the history of ballet

Ballet was born in the 15th century merely as a form of court dance. Pretty soon, though, it moved into the concert halls of France and Russia. Technically sophisticated and delightfully refined, ballet has engendered a great number of other dance genres. Many contemporary dances are in fact based on traditional ballet figures. There are many varieties of ballet as well:

  • Classical ballet is the core of this beautiful art. It is traditionally divided into the Italian, French and Russian branches that differ slightly in terms of techniques and philosophy.
  • Neoclassical ballet uses the vocabulary of the classical forms, but departs from the tradition in its abstract treatment of plot, costumes and scenery. This type of ballet encourages intellectual involvement of the viewer leaving a lot of space for interpretation.
  • In a similar way, contemporary ballet enriches the fundamental techniques of the genre with modern, jazz and ethnic elements. It is a highly experimental school that attempts to erase the boundaries between various styles.

No matter what type of ballet you are into, having this amazing portrait of a dancing ballerina in your room will lift your mood and inspire you to new achievements! After all, it is painted by Leonid Afremov!

In flight

Look at these fine, delicate strokes! They seem to be flying together with the dancer! Circling in a swirl of warm sepia colors, she resembles an old photograph that came to life. With her hands spread like the wings of a bird and her entire body strung like a wire, the ballerina is balancing on the very tips of her toes – a fascinating unity of grace and strength. So tender and fragile, her body is a perfectly trained machine that performs every move with mathematical precision. As you watch her soaring over the stage, you can hardly believe that human muscles are capable of doing all this. The dance, the music, the very atmosphere of the theater hall carries you away and takes you back to the day this ballet was staged for the first time. Art never ages! Keep this beautiful girl dancing on your wall for years by ordering the painting in our online gallery!

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Dear Leonid, I can't take my eyes of your paintings these days. Colours, your style, and the "simple" perfection in the paintings are just amazing. Even the melancholy is in life-colours and I love that. I am a jigsaw puzzle fan. I really think your paintings are one of the most suitable ones for a jigsaw puzzle, and this would spread your work to another collection of people on the World. Please consider to introduce your work to jigsaw puzzle companies like Educa, Art.. That would be so fun to make the puzzles of your work too! I am looking forward to order some of your masterpieces for my new home in the near future.. Thank you for this beautiful work. Esra Karaca, Istanbul
Esra Karaca, Aug 24, 2014
I got my first painting this month and...WOW...I have been admiring them on facebook but I never expected what I is beyond my wildest dreams! The colours are so vibrant and I just find it all very relaxing and soothing. The thing that gets me is the price! So affordable! I am most definitely purchasing a lot more! LOVE your work Mr Afremov!
Jaimie McLurg, Sep 28, 2016
I received my first painting today (Love by the lake). The estimated delivery date was actually at the end of February, however, I got it much earlier. Beautiful painting, and I cannot wait to put on my wall :) Thank you so much Mr. Afremov!! :)
A.H, Feb 11, 2015