CLOWN AND CANARY — oil painting on canvas

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    Signed on the front and back
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    COA signed by the artist
  • Size
    24"x30" (60cm x 75cm)
  • Medium
    Hand painted by Afremov Studio
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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    United States
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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.

The artwork is signed on the back and on the front. The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov Studio. If you are buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.

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about this painting:


This stunning creation by Leonid Afremov surprises the viewer. What does the clown figure on the paintings mean? What is this incredible red palette about? Let us find out together.

Two clowns

The first thing you notice when you look at this painting is that the clown is extremely ductile.

  • In the Middle Ages, a clown was a popular kind of street artist profession, which were one of a few sources of entertainment back then. So they needed to be able to surprise the public by telling funny stories and singing songs, playing musical instruments or showing certain tricks. And his position on the painting definitely draws your attention.
  • The clown is wearing red like on many other famous canvases of clowns like the ones by Picasso and Norman Rockwell. He has a pipe in his right hand, which he is playing.
  • He gazes right at you but you are unable to understand the emotion on that golden face. In the palm of his left hand, there is a colorful canary. Its upbeat plumage of sky-blue contrasts very harmoniously the clown’s dress. It looks proud and cared for in his gentle hand, and we can almost hear it signing.

Why do you think these two creatures are painted together? Probably, you have heard about the tradition of having a canary in a cage at rich homes. They look pretty and sign so sweet that they were considered as a perfect decoration. So, a canary functions as a clown as well, not by its own choice but by the will of others, more potential than her. Thus can we see that there are two clowns in this picture, while the background behind them is becoming more and more chaotic and unknown.

Purchasing contemporary art

Whenever you decide that your place lacks of decoration, remember original oil paintings is a great way to show your sophisticated taste. A real painting feels much more “warm” than an ordinary poster and gives to any room of your house a totally new touch.

Afremov’s art is very decorative. He tries to keep away from any stressful topics like politics or ideologies. Instead, he focuses on developing his unusual technique. While making canvases that are free of context and simple in composition, he applies an advanced technique, which implies using a palette knife for applying oil and not a regular brush. That is his receipt of making positive canvases of which you cannot take your eyes off.

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This is worth the wait! I just got my first oil canvas painting today, beautifully painted by a passionate & talented Russian artist Leonid Afremov. I spent numerous hours browsing at your artwork online and had truly fell in love with your craft. Now, I still couldn't believe that I have owned one and it's already right before my very eyes. I am totally dazzled by its beauty, absolutely beyond my expectation. Definitely this is not my first and last piece of your collection. Thank you so much Leonid! God bless you richly! #FreedomOfAutumnPark #BestpainterLeonid #Awesomecustomerservice
Arnie Mabalay, Jul 31, 2015
I am so happy with the paintings! I received my 3 pieces I ordered last week. They are so similar to the original images I chose that it is unbelievable. Thank you so much for bring color into my home.
Seth George, Apr 11, 2016
I just received the painting "Melody of the Night". It is beyond gorgeous and I am amazed at how I was able to purchase such a wonderful, hand-painted work of art for such little cost. Thank you so very much! I will be purchasing again!
Eva Quinones, Feb 10, 2016