I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork JESTER. 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:
Jesters in history
The trade of the jester is long gone, but this image has remained in culture as a quite contradictory symbol. In old times, it used to be a person who was obliged to entertain the king and his guests. Every jester had to know a lot of jokes and perform different tricks that would put smiles on the faces of people. History tells us that jesters first appeared in Ancient Rome. In the Middle Ages, kingdoms used to hire jesters of all sorts whose skills included playing music, juggling, guessing riddles and so on. The tradition of keeping jesters at court was interrupted with the arrive of the Age of Enlightenment.
Some interesting facts about jesters:
· They were officially deemed inviolable, but there were incidents jesters were executed by the king.
· Traditionally, the jester is depicted in a cap with bells.
· In Russia, jesters decorated themselves with pea straw.
· The jester was allowed to speak more than anyone else under the disguise of a joke
· There are examples of jesters being the king’s best friends and financial advisors.
The jester painting by Leonid Afremov is painted in a beautiful and amazing style. The artist depicts his hero in a traditional cap and long-nosed shoes, playing mandolin in front of the invisible audience. Covering the entire canvas, contrasting multi-colored strokes of the palette knife form a vibrant whirlpool where all shades of the rainbow are mixed together in bold combinations. But the main trait of the picture is the expression of the character’s face. If you look closely into his eyes, you will see that there is no laughter in them. The jester’s gaze is indifferent and empty; it seems to be directed inside rather than to the viewers. Perhaps, he is tired to perform the king's orders or maybe he understands how meaningless and monotonous his life is no matter how entertaining and careless it may seem to others. This adds a certain degree of mystery and ambiguity to Leonid Afremov’s painting that strikes us with its unexpectedly bright hues and phantasmagoric aura.
Excellent portrait by an excellent artist
Leonid Afremov is a highly talented artist whose works have found recognition throughout the whole world. Each of his canvases has an interesting twist and shows us how beauty and meaning can be found even in places where you wouldn’t even be searching for them. On the artist’s website, you will find a great number of works in the same colorful Impressionist style as this amazing jester portrait that will definitely make a fine addition to your art collection. Decorate your home in a modern and stylish way with Leonid Afremov’s paintings!