I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork RIDING WITH THE WAVE. 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:
RIDING WITH THE WAVE
WATER ON CANVAS
Water has always been present in art, since no human can live without it. In different times the image of this element acquired different shades of meaning. Let us see how its meaning changed with time.
- First drawings of water appear as soon as the first humans start trying to express themselves on different surfaces. Cave paintings found on the ceilings and walls of caves all over the world already depict water and ships in the open sea. Water was an indispensable part of their lives. They drunk it, washed themselves with it and used it as a means of transportation.
- In the ancient times, water started to obtain its symbolical meaning. Lakes and pound were believed to be portals to other worlds, specifically to the world of the dead.
- In the Middle Ages, people thought that water had something to do with witchcraft and mystery. Those who believed that they were magicians used water in their rituals.
- In the times of Romanticism in Europe, water was being connected with emotional state of a person. For example, the artists enjoyed painting a sea during the storm. It could reflect their inner struggle or, in a more general meaning, the difficulties that their country was facing at a certain period of time. At the same time, a calm and smooth water surface could reflect a relaxed and peaceful state of mind.
Water in Leonid Afremov’s art
Many artists have been attracted to this ever-changing and mysterious element. Leonid Afremov painted water many times, usually as a part of a beautiful landscape.
However, now we would like you to have a look at this famous painting of waves. This canvas can be called abstract to a certain extent, since there is not even a little hint at where the action on the painting takes place or who is the female in the center of composition.
When you look at this painting, the first thing you see are bright splashes of color. After a second, you notice that they form vertical shapes like those of very strong and powerful waves. There is a graceful silhouette of a beautiful naked young women in the middle of the waves. Her hands are above her head, her body tight into the water as if she is trying to unit with the waves and become a whole. Thanks to the color palette, the atmosphere of this canvas is very light and festive.