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A firework of colors
Leonid Afremov had to travel a lot in his life. Everywhere he went, he took many pictures of places he wished to paint later. He wanted his art to be understood by the public. He didn’t want to put any hidden message in his paintings. He would like people to look at his original oil paintings and experience their own feelings and not something that other people tell them to feel.
A Focus on the Foreground
This oil painting looks very colorful and festive. We can see the sky full of brightly shining stars. They are sparkling from far away and iridescent in the moonlight. It is difficult to notice the houses on the background as they blend in with the lights on the sky. On the foreground we see a river reflecting all of the magic lights from the stars as well as from the street lanterns which guard the banks of the river every night. There are only lonely young trees planted next to them which keep them company day after day. If you look at the left side of the painting you can see an old bridge made of stones. There are many of such bridges scattered throughout Europe. What mostly attracts our attention is a lonely lantern throwing its light for strangers who cross the bridge. It appears to be the only spot on this oil art work that doesn’t look so festive, though the canvas as a whole looks very balanced and complete.
The color palette of this original oil painting is impressive:
· A unique combination of blue, dark blue, sapphire blue and sky blue, with some shades of sea green, purple and even black.
· Many shades of yellow that depict the street lanterns and lights make the painting look festive and bright.
· Red with its varied tones work perfectly together with yellow to complete the wonderful look of the “Beautiful night”.
The composition of the painting with the houses, trees and lanterns in the background, and the bridge with its lonely lantern reflecting in the water of the river places emphasis on the depth and the contrast of this art work. All of them together make this oil painting incredibly attractive tour eyes, and exciting for our heart.