I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork INTO THE WILDERNESS. 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:
GLIDING ON THE SURFACE
Secret to be free
People usually associate the sea with freedom and independence because this element is so powerful and unpredictable, and it is hard or, better to say, impossible to control it.
That is why the sea often becomes inspiration for many legends, poems and paintings. Let us observe some of the most famous examples of sea paintings in the world.
Famous sea paintings
- The sea made many talented artists to fall in love with it. One of them was Leonid Afremov, a contemporary impressionist. This Israel artist of Belorus origin is famous all over the world for his beautiful oil landscapes.
The restless and disobedient nature of the sea corresponds too well with his independent spirit. His work “Into the Wilderness” is one of the most stunning and inspiring works in our list. The metaphor of a lonely boat struggling with the wind is a perfect description of an artist trying to find his place in the world. Or a man of any profession, really.
- Another contemporary artist who was inspired by the sea is Jim Warren. His paintings are all over the internet, and many internet users like them. What is interesting about his perspective of this element is that he often draws into the water the images of running horses. Horses, as you may know, are also a symbol of freedom and independence.
- Ivan Aivzovsky is probably one of the most influensive marinist in the world of all times. This Russian genius used to create monumental canvases of great sizes that just stun with their technique. The sea on his paintings appears as a dangerous and uncontrollable power that is a threat to any man. Though, you cannot take your eyes off them.
- “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai is the best known example of Japanese art abroad and one of the most gorgeous wilderness oil paintings. What made it famous is ukiyo-e. This is a Japanese traditional genre. The subjects of the paintings are usually geishas, sumo wrestlers or nature.
The enormous wave represents a threat to the people of Japan but also the beauty of a natural phenomenon that we cannot control.
Blue and white
This Leonid Afremov’s painting will strike you with its brightness and expressiveness. The drastic contrasts aimed at the moment of the upcoming storm create a sensation that something important is going to happen. This boat looks like it is heading to some distant exotic destination where the life of its passengers could be totally different.