Kleizmer cats - Original Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov - 57"X43" — Original Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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Title: Kleizmer cats by Leonid Afremov

Size: 57"Wide x 43"High (145cm x 110cm) 

Condition: Excellent Brand New

Gallery Estimated Value: $10,500

Medium: 100% hand painted oil painiting on Canvas by Leonid Afremov  -One of Kind Orignal Painting

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about this painting:


The genre of klezmer

Some people say that art is dead; however, klzemer shows us that any art can always rise from the dead. Klezmer is a musical genre that was created by the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. The roots of the genre and its history are still vague and need further studying, but we know that the art of klezmer, once almost dead as a genre, became popular in the 20th century and is now thought to be one of the symbols of the Jewish nation. Leonid Afremov, who himself is Jewish, looks at the musical tradition of klezmer as a source of inspiration that encourages him to create new exquisite canvases. This painting is one of such canvases and it shows us both Leonid Afemov’s talent and interest in the culture of his nation.

Interweaving any borders

Some people say that contemporary art is just a kind of imitation and there are no true artists left in the world. Leonid Afremov disagrees with this opinion and tries to create paintings that are not just a repetition of what has already been painted by the great masters of the past; he tries to represent reality in a new fashion, as it is seen by a modern man of the 20th and 21st centuries. This painting is a good example of an artwork that shows us this aspiration. The painting depicts animals, and yet it is not animalistic, yet neither is it a painting of another genre. The canvas is neither serious nor light, neither for children nor for adults, but for everybody who appreciates art, especially when it goes beyond any borders. The cats dressed in Jewish national costumes and playing klezmer encourage us to use our imagination and become co-creators of this painting by trying to comprehend its meaning. The painting, where we see modern instruments and traditional clothes, provides us with the image of a Jewish man that never belongs only to the past or the present, but combines his vivid modernity with the ancient traditions of his nation.

Who should buy the painting?

This excellent painting by Leonid Afremov is worth buying for everybody who is interested in modern art. However, there are some categories of people who will find this canvas especially interesting:

  • If you like music, this painting will make you hear merry klezmer tunes.

  • If you are a Jew, this painting is likely to fit your style.

  • Children may find the depiction of cats playing music lovely.

At any rate, he, who possesses this painting, can be sure that it will often attract his and other people’s attention. 

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