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    30"X40" (75cm 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 BRUSSELS - BEFORE THE NIGHT STARTS. 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:


Visiting the entertainment venues before the night starts

You can buy original framed paintings for sale in any big city. But it is hard to find such art shops in the suburbs. However, there is a solution: you can always order a canvas painting online. This piece of art called “Before the night starts” by L. Afremov shows the entertainment venues of Brussels and people walking around the city late at night. There are a lot of lights, but the city is going to sleep. The painting is rather interesting. The background vertical lines attract our attention. We can only guess what the painter meant by that.They resemble skyscrapers but Brussels is a historical city with many ancient buildings. Presumably, Afremov meant a dominance of the big city over the personwhen he created these images.

Choosing between a relaxing countryside and a busy city

It sounds a bit cliché, but looking at a vibrant city life we always remember quite different lifestyle, experienced by people in the suburbs. They are devoid of many pleasures you can find in big cities. There are not so many dancing clubs, movies there. There are no museums and art galleries so the choice is rather limited. You can find anything you want in the city, even the rarest paintings for sale. Therefore we prefer to stay in the city in spite of drawbacks of this life. Big-city buzz does not frighten us as a dead silence because people like to have fun and be in the center of events. Much, certainly, depends upon the particular person. Choosing between a relaxing countryside and a busy city, a person makes a decision based on his individual characteristics. If you live in a big capital and never visit crowded venues you may not be interested in the advantages provided by the city. If you consider that city noise is a big disadvantage, you should think about life in the country instead.

Benefits of the city life

The benefits of the city life include:

·                    All kinds of entertainments are available that turn a big city into the sensational cultural buzz.

·                    Big city can deliver ideal lifestyle and make any amenities available.

·                    There is a huge potential of social communication in the city.

·                    Seniors can get better medical care in the city, where there are many highly qualified doctors.

·                    There is huge assortment in the shops of the city.

The list is not full. It is great to live in the city for many reasons. 

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I bought Misty Mood a few weeks ago, and it's the first painting I have ever bought, which is saying a lot for a 30+ year old. I absolutely adore the colors and the calmness of the painting, but I love the over all style.
Sanne Hansen, Nov 17, 2016
I received the most beautiful works by Leonid Afremov's, the "Wailing Wall". The layering and texturing of the magnificent colors, which are unique to Mr. Afremov's timeless paintings, are breathtaking and capturing. His paintings so gently invite you into their world and graciously allow you to be a participant of its story. I am a follower of his beautiful works. Thank you for sharing your light, Sharon Rising
Sharon Rising, May 20, 2015
We just received 3 additional masterpieces, growing our collection to 20--with 2 more still on the way. Leonid's art and the impact it has on your mood and the atmosphere in your house are just amazing! Every wall adorned with Leonid's beauties literally radiates light and vibrancy, drawing you in. We donated everything we've owned to liberate wall space for our new collection. Once you have a single painting you want more because everything else looks drab and boring in comparison. There is magic and incredible multi-dimensionality in these paintings. Every time you look, something new, different and amazing emerges. It's like a Russian nesting doll:an image within an image, within an image. Might be just imagination, but it's a truly inspiring effect. Thank you Leonid for the beauty of your art. Thanks to the entire team for amazing customer service.
Ilana Kass, Jul 31, 2014