SILHOUETTES 3 — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    Signed on the front and back
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  • Size
    30"X40" (75cm x 100cm)
  • Medium
    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
  • Catalog ID
    1181754
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    United States
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork SILHOUETTES 3. 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. 

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Testimonials
Received my painting yesterday and I am absolutely delighted - couldn't be happier!! It arrived well packaged and unmarked and in 24 hours I have had so many positive reactions. The colours are amazing and it now has pride of place on my living room wall - I have already ordered another - thank you so much!!
Jonathan, Feb 24, 2015
Just received 3 paintings. Absolutely beautiful. I love them. Gonna get a few more soon.
sabrina gomes, Jan 30, 2014
I ordered "The Aura of Autumn" in December 2015. All three beautiful paintings arrived very promptly and very well packed. What you see on the web site is just a tiny piece of the beauty of Mr Afremov's art. Seeing the actual paintings is an exciting experience. Living in a country where rain is something usual I have always considered it as gloomy and even annoying until I saw these paintings which showed me the rain as a magical natural phenomenon. The only issue is that all other walls in our house felt jealous and I am afraid I will be coming for more paintings :) Thank you, Mr Afremov! My deepest respect to your talent! Olga Peycheva
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