I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork LESBOS. 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:
The homeland of Sappho
It is pleasant for us to change from an link abstract to a cityscape if the cityscape is painted by Leonid Afremov. The master’s paintings are always able to impress those who look at them. Leonid Afremov, for his turn, also likes being impressed by other master’s artworks. He is likely to have been thinking about Sappho’s poems while painting this delightful cityscape, since Lesbos is the homeland of this Ancient Greek poet. What poems could sound in Leonid Afremov’s mind while his creating this masterpiece?
· I have not heard one word from her…
· On the throne of many hues, Immortal Aphrodite
· To Andromeda
· Some an army of horsemen, some an army on foot…
· To Atthis
The mission of realism
Rather than give somebody an abstract example of some idea, we should show him some embodied image of it, for thus can it be truly perceivedand experienced by a spectator. It is why realistic paintings, if skilfully painted, are so attractive and affecting. An abstraction addresses itself only to our mind, while an image needs both our mind and feelings. Looking at Leonid Afremov’s canvases, we see things for the first time, and yet they seem to be familiar to us, since it is the mission of art to make the unknown reveal itself before audience.
The cradle of poetry
Looking at this delightful cityscape by Leonid Afremov, we see the beautiful island of Lesbos. It is evening, and the seahas already been turned into a dark mirror reflecting the lights of the city, while the sky is still pale blue, with gentle threads of clouds covering it here and there. The yellow and white houses are crowded on the mountainous surface of the island, so closely to each other that they seem to feel cabined. However, you know that inside these small houses and on the narrow streets of the city one can find enchanting poetry full of bright images and conceptual thoughts, for this is the place where Sappho was born, and her spirit seems to fill the very air with sweet verses.
Buy this fine cityscape by Leonid Afremov and near the very soul of Ancient poetry.