Title: FALLEN ROSES by Leonid Afremov
Size: 20"Wide x 30"High (50cm x 75cm)
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:
The symbol of love
Roses have always been associated with beauty, grace and passion. The delicacy of red, pink and white petals, the noble shape of the bud, the intoxicating fragrance that seems to be whispering words of love into your ear… Admired by women and artists of all times, these gorgeous flowers remain one of the most commonly employed themes in still life art. Using his signature painting manner, Leonid Afremov depicts a splendid bunch of roses in a high paunchy jar that will bloom on your wall for decades until the oils crack and fade just like the real flowers had. But until then you can bask in their loveliness even in the coldest days of winter.
While the genre of still life is mostly about mere copying, with little else for the author to add, Afremov somehow manages to turn a simple set of objects into a mesmerizing scene you can’t take your eyes away from. The subtle choice of colors enhanced by spectacular flower paintings techniques demonstrated by the author make this composition profoundly charming and highly intimate. The colors of the roses gradually transition from blood red to pure white surrounded by refreshing shades of green. Each petal is painted with great care and you can easily trace the pattern of each flower in fine textural strokes that add volume and depth to the picture. Some of the roses have fallen down to the table, but they don’t look dead. On the contrary, they seem to be growing through the jar, spreading around the room and turning it into a magical garden full of odorous blossom. A glass of sparkling red wine on the table emphasizes the romantic mood of the picture and makes you wonder if the roses are meant for a fair lady that will appear on the scene a couple of minutes later.
Interior design tips
Like any flowers, these painted roses require special conditions to stay fresh and beautiful:
1. Put this piece of art in your dining or living room where still lifes are traditionally used.
2. Place it on a spacious plain-colored wall so that nothing blocks its rich palette.
3. The colors are bright enough even for poorly illuminated rooms.
4. You can combine this picture both with classic art and other modern paintings.
5. Framing is unnecessary, since contemporary art encourages the use of frameless wall décor.
Flower paintings by Leonid Afremov are definitely worth your attention. Discover the quiet yet striking beauty of sweet roses, humble daisies and gentle lilacs at his official online gallery.