BLUE TANGO — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    20"x36" (50cm x 90cm)
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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 BLUE TANGO. 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:


The dance of passion

If you ask anyone what the most passionate dance is, they will almost certainly answer: tango. Crisp rhythm, emotional moves, a charge of electricity between the partners… Every pace, every wave of a hand, every turn of the head is filled with tension and fire. Originated in the poor districts of Buenos Aires, tango quickly spread to the upper classes of society through street and theatre performances and is now known as one of the most popular dances in the world.

Since its appearance, tango has evolved into a number of varieties, each characterized by its own peculiar dancing style:

  • Argentine tango has a strong element of improvisation and encourages a more natural, emotionally saturated dance.
  • Ballroom tango is a classic part of the internationally accepted program based on stricter canons and predetermined moves.
  • Finnish tango is an even more conservative variety danced in the Northern Europe distinguished by an unusually low position, close upper body contact and wide steps.
  • Tango Nuevo represents contemporary art of dance and introduces a number of fusion elements borrowed from jazz and techno styles.

But regardless of the style you prefer, tango requires enormous concentration, a good ear for rhythm and a lot of expression.  Just like any other type of art, dancing balances between technique and emotion. And this eye-striking palette knife painting by one of the most famous contemporary artists, Leonid Afremov, proves it once again.

In the heat of tango

Painting is a static kind of art. It always offers us just a scene, a moment captured out of context. But we can easily imagine the entire story encrypted in strokes of paint. This one could have taken place everywhere, from a dancing competition to a retro party. But the casual look of the heroes and the late-night atmosphere of the picture suggest the scene unfolds at some recreation spot. We can already see it, the door opens and new visitors join the noisy crowd enjoying wine and music. They don’t know yet that the arrival of this pair will turn a usual evening at a local restaurant into a thrilling dancing show.

Whether they were professional dancers, slightly awash or madly in love (most likely a bit of all), they immediately grabbed everyone’s attention and. Inspired by their passionate moves and sparkling eyes, half-sleeping musicians started playing with new strength. The melodious voice of the violin, the romantically illuminated restaurant hall and the charm of this beautiful night surround them with a cloud of blue mist, tantalizing and intoxicating. Their breath becomes irregular, their hearts beat faster, their hands squeeze each other tighter. They soar over the dance floor like two sea waves racing to the shore, like two candle lights flickering in a dark room, like two shadows that emerged on your wall for a moment and disappeared out of sight before you could realize it. And until the last sound of music, until the last word of love, until the last step of this blue tango, the night is theirs.


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I've ordered 2 paintings from Mr. Afremov. The first one, Night Cafe, arrived yesterday (Friday, June 12), and it is absolutely beautiful. The photos of his work on his web page get your attention with their style and use of colors. But you can have no idea of just how beautiful his paintings actually are until you actually have one in hand. Not just his use of color, but also his mastery of painting using only a palette knife, which gives the painting a layered 3-d effect. If you're even thinking about buying one of his works, don't You will not be disappointed.
Darryl Dreier, Jun 13, 2015
I generally don't like blurry style pictures, but I liked these a lot. Unfortunately, I can't afford them, but I did share the article link that led me here with relatives. Some of them will probably check out this web site, too. Mr. Afremov, your art work is lovely!
Questor, Mar 5, 2015
What a genius! It is so sad there are tons of duplicates sold on ebay and similar stores. May be it is not easy to prosecute the manufacturers in China. But isn't it possible to file suit against resellers like ebay and other re-sellers in USA, selling duplicate paintings? Since each hand painting is different from another, may be it cannot be considered as duplication. Any thoughts
Joseph, Jul 31, 2015