We would like to present the hand painted recreation oil on canvas painting of the artwork mentioned in the title. This recreation was finished by Leonid Afremov himself with the help of his best studio artists to do pencil drawing and basic background. This painting comes signed by Leonid Afremov himself on the front and the back. Certificate of authenticity provided. This recreation is made almost identical to the original image that you see online. The only difference is patterns and minor details that give the recreation and original feel.
This piece was created with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece was created with oil paint on artistic canvas using unique Afremov 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 Leonid Afremov®. We guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
This recreation comes in a limited stock. Once the stock has finished, it will disappear from sale on the site and will never be offered again.
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.
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?