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.
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about this painting:
Bouquet of Sunflowers
One more facet of still life painting
Few people know that still lifes are also divided into several types – subgenres. One of these subgenres, to which refers this famous sunflowers painting is vanitas. The basis for an additional subdivision of still lifes is the purpose of their creation. Here are some interesting facts about vanitas:
- as a separate genre, it appeared in Flemish art in the 15-16th century. The artists depicting fruits or flowers sought not only to show the object but also to receive aesthetic pleasure from the work process itself
- when artists filled their colorful canvases with numerous symbols, they were motivated by a desire to ward off evil spirits. Do not forget that in the Middle Ages people were very superstitious and it was very easy to intimidate them
- the goal of such canvases was to remind people about the shortness of life is and about the need to get the most out of what they lived through
- the fruits depicted on the canvases symbolized aging. Looking at fresh fruits, the viewer had to understand that very soon they would deteriorate and lose their attractive appearance.
From antiquity to the present
Looking at this panting you may wonder why is the sunflower painting famous, how much is the sunflower painting worth. Well, today still lifes by famous artists are very popular, for example, the ones with such bouquet of sunflowers, such as the painter Leonid Afremov’s depicted on his canvas. They serve as a wonderful decoration for different rooms – cabinets and bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens. Leonid Afremov tried to make his sunflowers as colorful as possible, using the maximum number of colors in all his paintings. But unlike his predecessors, he does not make any symbolism of certain objects in his oil paintings, which you can buy very cheap; he simply tries to show the beauty of the world around him – sunflowers in this case.
But if you still think about the meaning of certain objects in the picture for sale, we will tell you that sunflowers symbolize the harvest and the first cold nights. So we can say that before us is the autumn canvas.