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  • Size: 24"x30" (60cm x 75cm)
  • Signature: Signed on the front and back
  • Certification: Signed COA provided
  • Materials: Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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shabbat painting

We would like to present a mixed media oil painting on canvas painting of Afremov's artwork mentioned in the title.

Mixed Media paintings are special recreations that Leonid Afremov was able to make by himself during his lifetime. The Mixed media paintings come signed on back and front by Leonid Afremov and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by a member of the Afremov family. If you are 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.

Mixed media paintings is the most accurate form of reproduction for Leonid Afremov artworks. The paintings come with heavy texture just like the original artworks and look identical to the image you see online.

The painting has a lot of texture, you can feel the strokes by touching this painting. By purchasing on our site, you are buying directly from the Afremov Family. We guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.

about this painting:


Getting back to the basics

Leonid Afremov was born in a Jewish family, and while the majority of his paintings are secular, some of them reflect his religious beliefs. One of such canvases is this shabbat painting dedicated to a long-living tradition of Jewish people.

Jewish culture

Shabbat is a Hebrew word that means "rest from work, abstain." Shabbat is a holiday rooted in the ancient history of the Jewish people. Now let us see what it means.

Where does the tradition of celebrating the Sabbath come from?

  • According to the book of Genesis it took God a week to create the world.
  • On the seventh day, he decided to rest from his labor. In Jewish culture, this day is Saturday not Sunday.
  • That is why even till today the Jews are prohibited from any manual or creative labor on Saturdays. The essence of the Sabbath, which is the last day of the week in Israel, is for people to remember God.
  • Of course, today every person makes a decision whether to follow or not to follow the ancient traditions. However, in the ancient time you could have been sentenced to death if your neighbors would report that you do not respect Sabbath.

On Afremov’s still life you can see the traditional attributes of Shabbat: vine and candles with candlesticks. The dark colors that the artist uses create an atmosphere of mystery and secrecy. This makes sense: Afremov was born in the Soviet Union where Jews were not allowed to perform their religious rites. Every Shabbat had to be made in secrecy, so that the family wouldn’t get in trouble. Even though the artist and his family have been living in Mexico for many years, he still respects his culture and maintains the Shabbat tradition.

Purchasing original art

If you are fascinated by Jewish culture or belong to the same confession, you will for sure appreciate this piece of art. Make an order on Afremov’s official online gallery, you can forget your worries about its quality and the price for delivery. We will take care of everything so that you can enjoy your purchase to the max. In case you have any questions, you can always contact your personal manager for details and clarifications. So what are you waiting for?

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