SILHOUETTES OF PEOPLE — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    30"X40" (75cm x 100cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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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. 

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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. 

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Hello everybody My brother Ali just come to received the Painting (emotional Day), as I'm away, I just text him about the package coming from Afremov, he googled him and he didn't believe, I will quote what he said ( Inbelievable Its so beautiful he said I spend time standing just enjoy it and i was under the beautiful magic. he add I checked the details closely, he said Fouzi you are only allowed to feel great and its beautiful artistic value. Now Im waiting to return back to enjoy it Thank you Thank you I was sure that it will be magnificient as I have faith on your talent Leonid.
Fouzi Felemban, Mar 1, 2017
I went to the station and there I saw Afremov paintings. And I say I must have. Now I buy three paintings and stitch them together and put on my mattress and now sleep on Afremov paintings and my back scoliosis is cure and I have no more wrinkle on my nether region. Thank you Dr. Afremov!!
Tetsuro Hashimoto, Dec 13, 2014
Desde que ví por primera vez su obra, quedé maravillada por esa lluvia de color que tiene, y la técnica realmente es preciosa, yo ya tengo 4 cuadros suyos, el 5o. en camino y mi casa está decorada sólo con su obra,lo mejor de todo es que gracias a la facilidad de adquirir su arte, muchas personas podemos disfrutar de esta maravilla!!.