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:
Music Notes and Cats
Music is one of the favorite subject of Leonid Afremov. Also in his paintings you can find a lot of cats. Thus, we see that this canvas combines two favorite elements of the artist – cats and music. And not just music, but jazz. It is this style that is especially strongly associated with American culture of the beginning of the 20th century. We get just immersed in this atmosphere. Imagine a small tavern on the outskirts of New York or some other American city. You enter the room, come to the bar counter and what do you see? Instead of musicians you see some playing cats. Of course, this cannot be, you might say, but look at the faces of these musicians. Do they not remind you of the human ones? We see all the same emotions that are usually displayed on the faces of musicians playing in public. The violinist has a rather stern expression on his face – his gaze is directed to the audience in search of the public’s reaction, the cat on the right –the soloist – opened her mouth – she sings something right just as the cat playing the accordion, the same can be said about the pianist. Perhaps he is dressed most elegantly – he is wearing a white jacket and a white hat, a handkerchief is neatly tied around his neck. The rest of the musicians are dressed more simply. From all this it is clear that this is an amateur group playing exclusively in pubs.
The eternal music
So we came to the conclusion that our musicians most likely play jazz. And so we decided to bring some interesting facts about this music style:
- There is no consensus on the question where jazz came from . This applies to the word itself.
- The first jazz composition was recorded by Original Dixieland Jazz Band February 26, 1917.
- Perhaps Charlie Parker can be called the most famous jazz musician.
Do you like cats and jazz? Then this painting is just for you. Enjoy the colorful branded confetti from the music classical Leonid Afremov’s work and note that the impressions from viewing this painting will stay with you for a long time.