about this painting:
Inspiration of Paris
At different periods, Paris and its landmarks attracted artists, and Leonid Afremov is not an exception. There is a series of paintings dedicated to the Louvre museum in his art gallery. All people of art admire the city, dream of it and enjoy its beauty. As you stroll along the famous Parisian quarter, you will be surprised at a number of commemorative plaques. So many famous people of art lived in Paris! There is nothing surprising that Paris has always given birth to innovative movements. Impressionism – the movement Afremov follows in his art, appeared in Paris. The term link Art Deco also was first used in France in the article of French architect Le Corbusier, who was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. This person did so much for Paris. Modern Louvre would never be possible without such personality and many other extraordinary things that make the city unique.
A pioneer of modern architecture in France
Architectrarely getthe chance to"play" with spaces.Andvery fewknow how to do it. Le Corbusier, mentioned above,was oneof the few whocoulddeliberatelycreatebuildings filled withspatialemotions. He also created art deco furniture.
There are many samples of art deco architecture in France.You can find the following buildings in art deco style:
· Saint Jean-Baptiste Church, Bagnoles de l'Orne, France
· Gare de Rouen Rue Verte, Rouen
· Hotel Belvédère du Rayon Vert, Cerbère
· Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon
· Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Atmosphere of inspiration
The painting “Louvre Museum” shows the old and the modern building of the museum, or even two of them, to be exact. The painter demonstrates very interesting method when he shows how old goes away gradually. The strokes made by the painter look as tongues of flame that go out of the windows of the old Louvre, especially when you look at the painting at a distance. We can see the battle of the old and new looking at this painting.
Even the most wonderful masterpiece of the past will be destroyed with time. However, the spirit of those masterpieces will remain. Maybe this is the reason why all people of art long for Paris. The accumulation of the energy received from those artworks create wonderful atmosphere of inspiration in this city.