I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork MOONY NIGHT. 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.
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about this painting:
WHO RUNS THE SHOW TONIGHT?
WHAT MAKES A PAINTING LOOK ROMANTIC?
Being a hopeless romantic, Leonid Afremov likes to paint nighttime cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes. What is one of the most important attributes of a night painting which makes it look even more romantic? Is it a row of tall elegant lanterns that guard the parks at night and illuminate the alleys with their warm yellow light? Is it a lonely bench expecting a stranger to sit, have some rest and share the story of his or her life? Maybe it’s a young loving couple it’s waiting for? Or perhaps it’s the stars that make a canvas look very romantic? All of your assumptions have the right to be. However, I personally think, and many people can agree with me that it’s the moon which makes a painting absolutely magical. You can find many beautiful canvases with the moon depicted on them in Leonid Afremov’s online gallery.
MOON IN ROMANTIC PAINTING
As night approaches, city lights go out one by one and roads become empty. You can still see a couple of people wandering down the streets. The city is covered in darkness except for some small spots lit by lonely lanterns. When the city lights go out you can see millions of stars twinkling in the sky. It looks like a giant black blanket with shiny little diamonds dispersed all over it. They sparkle with millions of magical colors. But the biggest celestial body of all is the moon - the mistress of the night sky. If you look closer, you will be able to see some fancy patterns. Some of them look like a human face; others remind you of exotic animals. Artists usually pay much attention to every little detail while painting moon and stars, so that we could enjoy their extraordinary beauty. Here are a few famous moon paintings:
- “The Starry night” by Van Gogh;
- A series of Ivan Aivazovsky’s seascapes;
- “Moon light” by Henry Peter
In this Leonid Afremov’s moon painting, we see a figure of a fragile woman waking during a rainy night. It doesn’t look like she could be scared or uncomfortable being alone in the park as it is a full moon and the lanterns make everything around unusually bright. You can’t see any stars in the sky. Maybe that’s how Afremov wanted to show us who runs the show this night? You can’t help but notice how masterfully Afremov depicted those gorgeous autumn trees in the park. Wet asphalt is turned into a giant mirror and reflects this extravaganza of colors.