I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork SILHOUETTES OF PEOPLE. 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:
Silhouettes by Leonid Afremov
The origin of the word “silhouette”
He was so greedy that after his death his contemporaries didn’t post a beautifully painted portrait in the obituary but only the outline of his face. It was a mock, a caricature about his greediness that seemed to be absurd. His name was Etienne de Silhouette. He was a finance minister of the king of France Louis XV. With the course of time his name became common; however, now it doesn’t have that mocking connotation as it once had. Nowadays it only has the same appearance: it is an outline of an object, blurred contours of something.
A mystery behind every silhouette
Artists of all times have often painted silhouettes. Oil paintings depicting outlines of people or objects that look like blurry shadows make us contemplate, think and fantasize. They are such a great feast for thought! And they are not simply food which has been given to us on a silver platter, but a delicacy that we will have to cook ourselves. There is no need to mention that most frequently painted and famous silhouettes that artists prefer to depict are those of women and couples in love. A female figure has very beautiful smooth and round outlines if the painting depicts a naked body. Or we can see some floaty contours of wonderful summer dresses or an elegant hat. A female silhouette painted on a canvas is always a secret, a mystery suggested by an artist, his vision of a real beauty. This beauty can be so indescribable and touching and fragile at the same time that it seems to be impossible to paint using just oils and a canvas.
Mystery created by Leonid Afremov
Most of Leonid Afremov works don’t have clear outlines. No matter whether you look at a couple walking in the park, a lonely figure or a portrait of a famous person you can only see a blurry silhouette. One of the reasons for that is his unique technique which makes it almost impossible to paint clear and sharp details of people’s faces. Another reason is Leonid Afremov wants to leave some things for your imagination. When you look at this gorgeous painting called “Silhouettes” you can imagine those two people being someone you know:
- You can your boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/wife;
- Your parents or great parents;
- Your friends that maybe have a wedding or a wedding anniversary coming and you still don’t know what to give them.
The main goal for every artist is to make people feel something when they look at their paintings. Leonid Afremov has definitely managed to reach this goal and evoked many pleasant emotions in our heart.