Title: JAZZ BAND by Leonid Afremov
Size: 40"Wide x 30"High (100cm 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:
Twins of art
In the late 19th century, a new genre of music called jazz sprang to life. Approximately at the same time, a group or Paris artists displayed the first samples of Impressionism in their independent and privately held exhibitions. The beginnings of jazz are hard to trace. Its birth is forever lost under the face paint of various African American communities and numerous followers from Europe.
Despite the difference in origins, these two genres have a lot in common:
Jazz as well as Impressionism makes heavy use of improvisation.
Just like jazz musicians, Impressionist avoid sharp contours and focus on small details to convey the overall “impression” from the scene.
Impressionists loosen the accuracy of their brush strokes and favor pure, intense colors. The same can be said about Jazz musicians who were the first to step away from the immutable rules of classical rhythm and melody.
Music in color
“Jazz Band” by Leonid Afremov, one of the most popular Impressionists of nowadays, is a vivid example of all the things listed above. You can hardly recognize the portrait of anyone on the canvas. Their traits are hidden under the colorful face paint, Photoshop? No, simply the hand of a talented artist. But due to his unique painting manner, you feel the energy and motion expressed by the musicians. No clear outlines, no strict canons. A sophisticated tune full of stray notes and slight inconsistencies – but that’s exactly what makes it so appealing to our ear. Jazz and Impressionism are indeed very similar. Is it any wonder Leonid Afremov is excited by this genre of music so much?
At arm's length
Just one click of the mouse – and your room will become a magnificent concert hall or a cozy saloon like those you can see in old movies. This beautiful oil painting will fill your home with new colors and bright emotions. At the online gallery of Leonid Afremov, you can order any artwork that caught your eye. His unusual palette knife technique and inborn talent enhance and multiply the natural charm of the scenes he chooses to depict, be it a sunny landscape, a rainy street or a jazz band lost in their own music.