I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork GREEK IMPRESSION. 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:
All Greece in one painting
Take a look at Greek Impression, one of the most beautiful oil still life paintings by Leonid Afremov permeated with Greek atmosphere. It expresses the whole color of this Southern country with it’s the most common attributes –lemon and wine and cithara - a Greek national string instrument resembling a guitar. Looking at this still life you immediately feel like you are in Greece, feel the smell of freshly ripped olives and the fragrant of Greek wine. Leonid Afremov depicted perhaps the most important attributes of Greek culture without which we cannot imagine this Southern country, this paradise on earth where people are so accustomed to a free-lodging way of life – a rest after dinner, delicious food and hot dances. For them, financial well-being is not particularly important – they find the pleasures of life in a completely different things - in communicating with each other, the colorful nature that surrounds them and which gives them their truelove – wine.
The atmosphere of the holiday and prosperity Leonid Afremov could emphasize with the help of colors in which he depicted this painting – here we see a lot of bright and warm shades – red, yellow, orange, brown and a bunch of other intermediate shades. The items depicted in the painting – a wineglass, cithara and lemons on the one hand are lost in these colors, on the other hand their outlines are pretty clear and we immediately understand what the artist wanted to portray.
What else images arise in our imagination when we hear the word "Greece"? First of all, we imagine bearded elders, depicted on the pages of school textbooks, florid phrases of philosophers, architectural masterpieces of the Acropolis ... But what the Balkan soul is really about? What do we mean by the word "Greece"? Let’s try to name our most common associations:
- For many centuries Greek philosophy became the basis of the worldview of European peoples.
- Recalling Greece, we cannot help mentioning the contribution of the inhabitants of Hellas to architecture. The Greeks first began using individual architectural elements, not only to maintain the integrity of the building, but also for artistic decoration.
- Greek mythology is an integral part of Greek culture. Its influence is felt in literature, sculpture and the fine arts of the Renaissance, and even in later periods, up to the present day.
We really think that this painting will not only please you with its amazing colors, but it will always remind you of such a wonderful country as Greece and you will certainly want to go there. If you have not been there yet you will discover the amazing world of vivid nature, peace, where at a glass of real Greek wine you will forget about vanity and stress immersing yourself in this country entirely.