Title: CITY VIBES 3 by Leonid Afremov
Size: 16"Wide x 40"High (40cm x 100cm)
Condition: Excellent Brand New
Gallery Estimated Value: $8,500
Medium: 100% hand painted oil painiting on Canvas by Leonid Afremov -One of Kind Orignal Painting
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City vibes 1 original oil painting by leonid afremov
Spectacular views of the night city have attracted artists for decades. Motley street lights reflecting in the wet asphalt and glass-cases form a subtle dance of color pleasing the eye with unexpected transitions and vivid paint splashes. Painted in a prominent Impressionist manner, “City Vibes 2” is an original oil canvas painting by famous contemporary artist Leonid Afremov, the second part of a trilogy conceived on one of his journeys to Europe. It was a nasty October and thunderclouds kept pursuing the artist throughout the entire trip. Hopelessly in love with rain and strange cities, Afremov spent a wonderful week taking long walks under his battered umbrella, exploring small cafés and local pubs and looking out for inspiring themes to use in his paintings.
Symphony of rain
On this particular picture, we see an anonymous building, most likely built at the beginning of the 20th century as evidenced by the lantern shape, with a basement – probably a bar or laundry – all covered in a luminescent drizzle of rain drops. Through the prism of this watery mist everything looks likes a mixture of smeared colorful stains and the eye cannot distinguish the outlines of the surrounding objects. Using a rich palette of vibrant color and large randomly arranged strokes, Afremov created an emotionally charged, highly positive painting conveying all the beauty of rain-soaked city streets.
Why is it better to go with an original artwork?
Choosing an original oil canvas painting has a number of advantages over copies produced at a later date. And that’s why:
- It captures the artist’s feelings in their immediate state and full beauty. While all colors and shapes can be recreated in detail, the copy is always less emotional than the original.
- It features a particular set of painting techniques used by the author in the moment of inspiration. Over time, artists tend to reassess their earlier works and add slight tweaks to reproductions that change the initial message of the artwork.
- It’s simply unique, all later reproductions are just copies that lack the element of creativity.
“Cityvibes 2” will make a great piece of home décor for modern-style color-driven interiors and create a cheerful, positive mood in your apartment!