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FEELINGS OF WARMTH
Source of warmth
An abstract painting art tends to give its beholder no warmth, since it is difficult for us to feel warmth without looking at some object of reality associated with fire. This exquisite canvas by Leonid Afremov features both cacophony of colours peculiar to abstract art and reference to reality. This still life makes us enjoy its uncertainty as well as the contours of the depicted objects familiar to us, which encourages a spectator tofeel warmth the objects are radiating.
The path without steps
A still life has no events happening inside the world of the painting. The objects depicted tend to represent anidea of life without changes, and such a painting represents a world where there is no place for a human being. Therefore, it is for a spectator to enter this world, become a part of it and to perceive the objects as his own,and it is in the mind of the spectator where events happen. This impressive canvas by Leonid Afremov provides its beholder with an exquisite mosaic of colours that burst through the shapes of the objects one can see on the painting. However, they do not leave the objects completely so that we are able to discern a kerosene lamp, an apple and a bouquet of flowers among the chaos of colours. Thuswe do make our path from the uncertaintyofabstract painting when we looked at the canvas for the first time to the reality of objects we have identified after a while.
The key concept of the canvas, as one can deduce from its title, is warmth. Let us trace the mental path we take to reach the main idea of this art work:
The main source of light on the painting is the kerosene lamp. Its light brings us the feeling of something warm and cosy.
Then we noticethat the light of the lamp is reflected on other objects: the surface of the table as well as the apple and the vase that also gleam with a soft and golden fire.
Afterwards we see that the flowers are burning as well, and their flame turns intothe flame of our recollections.
Eventually the warmth of the lamp reaches our consciousness through the chain of the objects and we start thinking of some warm feelings we once shared with other people, just as the objects did on the still life.
This piece of art by Leonid Afremov will be an excellent decoration of any room and fill your house with cosiness and warmth.