This is an original oil painting by Leonid Afremov. It is made with high quality oil paint on top of 100% linen canvas. An original oil painting is a direct result of the creative process of the artist. This is a unique one of a kind piece. Leonid Afremov has spent weeks making this painting using nothing more than his imagination and inspiration. This piece holds the real artistic soul of Leonid Afremov.
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about this painting:
LET YOURSELF GO
Travelling is one of the best things in life. By discovering new places and meeting new people, you always get to know yourself better. None of us is perfect, however, we seldom notice it while at home, with our friends and family. They love us just as we are, so we don’t really feel the necessity to change.
Anyway, when you leave your home and go to another country where no one knows or loves you, you have to do youк best to find your place. One more amazing thing about travelling is that, even if you go somewhere for a short period of time, you never come back home the same person as you used to be. You have to be extremely insensitive not to learn something new while abroad.
INSPIRATION FOR ARTISTS
Urban sceneries are one of the main sources of inspiration for artists all over the world. They used to paint their native cities or places of current residence as well as other places that astonished them and caused an emotional reaction. These creations are one of the most admired in the history of art. For example:
- ‘View of Toledo’ by El Greco
This artist who lived in 16th century has created one of the most well-known examples of Western Art in history. The critics and historians of art remark an amazing contrast between dark sky and glowing white lightenings. This technique had no analogs at that period and is most close to expressionism of the 20th century. There is something unbelievably mysterious and attractive about this painting.
- ‘The Night Café’ by Van Gogh
Van Gogh was one of the greatest painters ever lived; however, his art wasn’t popular at all while he was alive. He was living ahead of his time; and that was the main tragedy of his life. He spent his last days in misery and had to borrow money in order to buy canvas and paint.
However, nowadays he’s the most expensive artist in history. He created the most famous cafe oil painting, which was dedicated to the loneliness and misery of our lives. He tried to show to the viewer that people who came to that café where not happy at all and everybody was alone in his or her grief.
- ‘Misty Café’ by Leonid Afremov
Leonid Afremov is a modern artist whose art has lots in common with impressionism. In his works, he tries to reflect the joy of life. He reaches his goal by using colorful palette and excessive strokes.
In this painting, you can see a night street in front of a café somewhere in Europe. However, unlike Van Gogh’s painting, this one is very cheerful, festive and happy.