Title: ENIGMATIC BRIDGE by Leonid Afremov
Size: 20"Wide x 16"High (50cm x 40cm)
Condition: Excellent Brand New
Gallery Estimated Value: $3,500
Medium: 100% hand painted oil painiting on Canvas by Leonid Afremov - Recreation of an older painting
Signed by Leonid Afremov, Certificate of Authenticity provided.
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about this painting:
Mystery of colors
A large canvas can definitely bring some charm to your interior as well as a well-organized collection of paintings of small size. A large canvas for a living room can have some kind of a romantic theme and will look especially good over the fireplace. Consider purchasing Enigmatic Park and enrich your art collection with one more wonderful painting.
When we look at this painting it looks very mysterious and keeps us wondering. The canvas as a whole looks like an enigma. What brings such an effect? Maybe it’s the color purple that the artist decided to use as the primaryinstrument in the painting?
Color psychology of purple
· Purple often represents wisdom and spirituality. It takes awareness to a higher level of thought, even into the realms of spiritual values. It is very introvertive and encourages deep contemplation, or meditation.
· Purple doesn’t often occur in nature that is why it can sometimes appear exotic or artificial. It also has associations with time and space and the cosmos.
The other primary color of the painting that catches our eye is yellow. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. Yellow glow from the lanterns on the painting looks more like the light from unknown flying objects rather than just electrical light bulbs. At least it sounds more mysterious and romantic. Together with purple, it does make the painting look enigmatic. Add to it dark trunks of trees on both sides of the river. Their leafless branches appear to be stretching out in an attempt to catch passersby. But do not be too frightened, for in the background, we see that there’s a bridge offering an escape; or perhaps a chance to stand over the stream, listen to the gurgling sounds of the water, and just take in the moment.
Leonid Afremov is a master of creating a most wonderful interplay of lights and their reflection in water or wet asphalt. They can be city lanterns, shop or restaurant signs as well as millions of brightly shining stars. With the help of his palette knife he manages to perfectly paint their reflection, repeating the outlines of the objects around.
This quite a big painting can become an excellent addition to the interior of your apartment, house or office. Purchase it as a present for your friends or family.