I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork RAINY JERUSALEM. 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.
The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.
about this painting:
The power of nostalgia
While looking at “Rainy Jerusalem” by Leonid Afremov, you will definitely remember your home city or some other beautiful place you visited in the past. The artist depicted one of Jerusalem streets in the early twilight after rain. It calls an unbearable impression of nostalgia for lost events, precious moments that made you happy long ago, and people you will never see again. This feeling cannot be contrived. It flows out of your inner essence and identity, inflating your body and soul with the sweet warmth of unforgettable emotions and cherished hopes. Walking down these narrow winding streets, you get a subtle feeling that you are following Jesus’ steps, touching precious remnants of ancient history, and hearing the quiet whisper of ancestors. Each building here retains its unique story, every single stone reminds you of the erstwhile past, gone forever.
Main facts about Jerusalem
· Jerusalem is the home for people of many nations, more than 800 thousand people live there.
· It is considered to be sacred by many faiths. It is a holy city for three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
· Jesus Christ lived and died in Jerusalem, therefore this city allegedly built for God’s people plays a special part in Christian religion.
· The city is dotted with historical and archeological sites of great significance.
Modern painting technique
Being Jewish by origin, Afremov has lived and worked in Israel for a long time. This experience had a crucial impact on his life and artwork. It was there where he was first introduced to framed wall art and the palette knife, a tool he now uses to apply paint to canvas. The artist created a beautiful piece of canvas wall art with affluent texture using a variety of sparkling tinctures. These flaming hues are reflected on the wet ground and lurk in the outlines of rain-soaked trees and buildings. Yellowish coloring emphasizes the sad mood of the rainy autumn street, full of bittersweet tones of nostalgia.
It is quite feasible to sense this remarkable charm of mellifluous sounds and aromas, rich colors and flavors, again and again – just shift your gaze to this exquisite painting and find yourself back home, wandering in your own sweet memories and cherished hopes.