about this painting:
CAFE IN PARIS 2
A slice of life
This painting is like a slice of life put into a picture frame moulding. Isn’t wonderful to have a little window which overlooks one of the most beautiful cities of the world (even if thousands of miles separate it from you)? However, it is not just a glossy Eiffel Tower picture. It is another Paris – majestic but cozy, romantic but nostalgic, hustling but peaceful. It is a city of contrasts which make it only more attractive.
Paris is an artwork itself
This city is definitely one of the best artworks in the world. Its artistic and languishing atmosphere appeals creative people from all over the world. Leonid Afremov feels its spirit and coveys onto his painting.
1. Parisian cafés are a place where you can experience the very French of life. Rain seems to have driven people inside where they are enjoying a nice chat drinking hot coffee… Idyllic, isn’t it? But the artist doesn’t give it to us straight – he wants us to become the co-authors of the painting, to look beyond the picture frame and make up our own stories.
2. Even rainy Paris is vivid, full of life and color. It is a city where life pulses through its veins constantly, rain or shine, wet or fine… It is really surprising to see so few people instead of a bustling crowd in this picture!
3. Paris is as exquisite as if it was painted by a talented artist. Leonid Afremov did his best to reproduce this beauty for his part. Every nuance and shade matters, the colors and forms are well-matched, and the composition is very elaborate.
Where to place this piece of framed art?
Cityscapes can be used in various interiors. They tend to suit every taste thanks to their all-embracing charm and peaceful mood. Here are some general tips that may come in handy:
· This picture is likely to look perfect in the sitting room with modern equipment and furniture.
· It is a good idea to use it for decorating libraries and offices due to its intellectual sophistication.
· It is recommended to hang it on sole-colored walls, preferably of pastel coloring.
Sure, you can easily ignore these tips, because every rule has plenty of exceptions. True art allows being creative with it, and that’s the merit of it.