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. Certificate of authenticity provided.
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.
This recreation comes in a limited stock. Once the stock has finished, it will disappear from sale on the site and will never be offered again.
about this painting:
Consolation from the wise ones
We have computers, smartphones and tablets. They are fun and colourful. At any moment, you can google the next episode from your favourite TV show, read the latest news, listen to music or watch some tutorial on Youtube. Why are books still around? Why such beautiful oil still life paintings of books exist?
Obviously, because YouTube and other internet resources do not have something special that they have.
Why do people love books
Here are some of the reasons why books still remain popular and are most likely to be around in the future:
- The physical sensation. The smell of old and new books has so many fans that one parfum brand even released such a scent. Moreover, the texture of different covers that can be made from different kinds of paper, cloth or leather and the pages are much more pleasant to touch than the screen of your smartphone.
- You can take it with you anywhere. Devices have an unpleasant trait: they switch off and do not switch back on when you most need them. Also, you can not make them wet, use on the sunny day because it is harmful for them or on a very cold day. Books never let you down like that. Even if they loose their attractiveness being under the rain, they can still be used.
- A bunch of genres. The great variety of different types of literature can satisfy any taste. You are more likely to find something deep and educational than when you use the internet as well.
- Stimulates imagination. Reading is the process that cannot be compared with playing computer games or watching TV. It lets you create your own world while reading and imagine the characters like you want them to be.
- Let you make notes. Of course, you might say that you can also make notes on your computer. But if you forget to push “save” or something happens with your device, they are lost forever.
- Collecting books. The process of buying books choosing the edition you like, displaying them on shelves cannot be compared with just downloading books on your device. You can download 100 books per minute and because of that the process loses its exclusivity and value.
Afremov’s favourite books
At first sight, the painting is pretty simple. It shows a group of books carelessly leaned and piled onto each other. The books are of different size and color. Some of them are thick and massive, other are relatively thin paperbacks. But all of them seem to be pretty old. We can see that they have been repeatedly read and reread, since their pages are yellowed and turned up.