EMPTY BENCH — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    20"x24" (50cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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    United States
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork EMPTY BENCH. 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:



Do you have a favorite place in your city or where you live? Usually, there are some areas that we prefer for some reason. We often visit them while walking or show them to friends who come from another cities. They are not necessarily touristic places, but mean a lot to you. Your favorite places define who you are. For sure, you know the place where you live better than anyone else, especially when we are talking about your interests and preferences.

Such places make our individual city maps:

  • Parks and cozy alleys
  • Rivers and ponds
  • Favorite bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops…

Usually, such routes are much more interesting than those proposed in touristic guides.


On this wonderful canvas by Leonid Afremov, you can see an empty bench in an evening park. No doubt that this bench has seen many visitors during the years. Lovers come there for a romantic dates, couples watch their children playing nearby, older women and men have here some rest during their everyday walks.

Such thing like an empty bench at first may seem too simple to inspire great artists in their work. However, the history of art know many examples of simplest things becoming symbolic for the whole generations. For instance, Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans. They are painted in a very primitive schematic manner, however, express a deep idea of the consumerist society. In this way, Afremov’s art is different, since he does not want to express any political or social idea. His philosophy is the absence of philosophy. In his opinion, the world nowadays is too complicated and stressful. People think too much and forget about how wonderful it is to simply feel. We are not robots to live our lives automatically. We have to dedicate some time to relaxation, traveling, our hobbies and passions. That is why many of his paintings that contain people characters paint them while dancing, walking in a park or riding a horse. All of these activities are simple and pleasing things to do, that can distract us from our worries. If a painting of a puppy or a bouquet of flowers make you smile or a painting like this one will brighten up your room with pretty colors, it means that the artist did his job well. Anyway, it is on the viewer to interpret any painting, as he likes.

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I have great experience buying from this site, it is my first time buying an art online and I can say the Afremov family is truly professional and dedicated to customer support. All queries of mine replied within a day despite time zone difference and my urgent request was addressed without any fuss and delay. While I'm not really an art enthusiast myself but I'd definitely recommend anyone who's intending to buy good quality original painting from Leonid. I have first seen a replication of his art in Vietnam by some talented local artist, who's selling it at a much cheaper price. But I've no regret paying more from the original artist who provides great buying experience.
Pauline, Jun 1, 2014
No hay mucho que decir; son dos pinturas realmente increíbles. Gracias
Salvador, Dec 9, 2014
We just received our latest additions to the LARGEST collection of Leonid Afremov's masterpieces on the East Coast: Corsican Sunset and two custom matched pieces titled Oriental Dreams. GLORIOUS! Leonid's art is so amazingly expressive creating different --but always happy--moods. The Oriental Dreams look dreamy in our bedroom (where they join 4 other Afremov masterpieces). The Corsican Sunset is a perfect addition to our downstairs gallery, where it joins and complements our sea and sky collection. Of course, the ones that we see most and most often are in the family room. EIGHT amazingly vivid, inspiring beauties transport you into a world of sun and light and movement and color. So happy! Every time we look up we discover something new hidden in the palette strokes. Different perspective and an awe inspiring art. Thank you all for bringing so much beauty into our lives! Boris and David are the best-bar none--in customer service. They truly go out of their way to exceed all expectations. Bless you all!!!
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