GOLDEN SHOES — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    24"x24" (60cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork GOLDEN SHOES. 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. 

The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you 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.

about this painting:


Things you didn’t know about ballet

For hundreds of years, ballet has been considered the summit of dance art. This beautiful, graceful performance strikes us with the power and plasticity of human body that moves and whirls in ways we couldn’t even imagine. The history of ballet is just as rich as its ‘language’ and here are some of the most fascinating facts about it:

  • Each time a ballerina jumps on pointe, her big toe takes three times of her body weight.
  • Most costumes are sown from very delicate materials and are thus impossible to wash. Instead, they are sprinkled with freshener and hung up to air.
  • Making a single tutu takes 10 meters of net, around 80 hours and at least $3000.
  • The weight lifted by a male dancer during a performance is worth around 1 ton of ballerinas.
  • And the craziest one: Romanian police officers were instructed to go to ballet classes to control traffic with more elegance!

Visiting a ballet is a unique and rare experience, especially now when there are so many other entertainments, much more popular and mainstream. But even if you can’t make it to the ballet hall in the nearest timeframe, you can keep the charm of ballet close at hand by decorating your apartment with this exquisite portrait of a young ballerina painted by famous modern impressionist Leonid Afremov.

Before the performance

Images of ballerinas amaze us with their refined posture and gentle beauty. They have fascinated the imagination of artists for centuries, from Dega and his famous ‘Blue Dancers’ to less-known canvases created by modern painters. One of them is ‘Golden Shoes’ by Leonid Afremov. Using vibrant colors and bold strokes, he depicted a young ballerina preparing for the upcoming performance. Surrounded by specks of bright hues, she stooped down to tie her shoe. Tender and fragile in her airy tutu, she embodies captivating delicacy combined with incredible strengths as her muscles are ready to do all the jumping and twirling and flying. In a couple of minutes, this white swan of a dancer will appear on stage and the audience will sign at the pirouettes and fouettes demonstrated by this gentle creature… This amazing painting will definitely make a fine addition to your collection of canvas art and these golden shoes will give you inspiration and aesthetic pleasure each time you are going to look at the wall!


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