Old Violin — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    24"x24" (60cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork Old Violin. 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:

Old Violin

The music colors

The painting miraculously combines the plot with colors – even the name of the main color and the musical instrument depicted in the canvas are consonant – violet and violin. As always, Leonid Afremov managed to find the best colors for the image of the object – in this case, a musical instrument – violin. The name of the painting is just Old Violin. And although it is rather difficult to understand that it is old – surely only professional violinists can say for sure. By some subtle elements it will become clear that the instrument was made a very long time ago and a lot of musicians played it, it keeps in itself the memory of hundreds of classical works. Perhaps being a family heirloom, it was handed down from generation to generation, as it often happens with musical instruments, people used to be more careful about such things and each of them was worth its weight in gold. These were primarily families of famous musicians and masters.

Acquainting with the violinists

Since the violin is a very old musical instrument, there are many legends and tales associated with it. Let's take a quick look at a few of them.

  • Legends about violinists, who allegedly sold their souls to the devil, are known to all: let us remember at least Niccolò Paganini. In many countries, the clergy attacked violinists – even in quiet Norway they were considered accomplices of the dark forces, and the Norwegian folk violins were burned like witches.
  • But not everyone knows that there were directly opposite plots! If we look at the more ancient time, we will find that it were angels who were actually originally depicted on the frescoes of temples and in the handwritten Bibles with stringed instruments related to the violin in their hands. In one ancient manuscript Christ was even named "beloved violinist". These facts were later hushed up while the frescoes were destroyed, but even now you can see a musician playing a stringed instrument on the fresco of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev.


 We very much hope that Leonid Afremov’s music-related paintings like Old Violin will arouse your interest in music and you will discover in yourself a new talent – music one.



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My anniversary gift for my wife arrived today, well packaged and protected. Rainy Wedding is now hanging in our living room. The wife loves the painting, the colours are amazing. Would definitely recommend this talented artist
GARY HEAD, Sep 5, 2016
Leonid's paintings make me so happy! I love his style, use of colour, and creative vision. He is absolutely brilliant!! I have been looking a long time for the perfect pieces of artwork, and to my delight, I finally found them on this website! The two paintings I have are "Misty Mood" and "Amsterdam 1905." They look stunning hanging up on my walls! I can't wait to buy more! :)
Eleni Schuurman, Jul 10, 2016
Just opened the painting and WOW!!!! Didn't know it was possible but it is even more beautiful than the picture! Your talent is truly beyond words! Thank you for bringing such beauty to our home through your artwork. This is only the beginning of what we hope will be an expansive collection. Definitely buying one for my mother in law for her birthday. She loves the color in your leaves. Thank you!!!
DeAnna, Feb 27, 2014