I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork SLEEPING GIBRALTAR. 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:
The theme of night cities can be rightfully considered central in Leonid Afremov works. Thrilled by the colorful play of city lights, he often depicts urban views at a late rainy hour when there is nothing separating you from the beauty of the surrounding world. Take a quiet walk along this sparkling street, breathe in the fresh air of the Mediterranean and let it take your troubles away while you are admiring the scenery. Revived by the power of modern art, the rain-soaked Gibraltar unfolds before your eyes inviting you to examine its vibrant colors and sophisticated shapes.
This fascinating contemporary painting by Leonid Afremov takes us to one of the most beautiful and mysterious regions of Southern Europe – Gibraltar. Few of us have heard about its amazing nature and turbulent history. Covered with magnificent mountains and opulent forests, this picturesque peninsula has guarded the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea since the foundation of the first settlement on its rocky shores. Here are some little-known facts about Gibraltar that you might find interesting:
- Gibraltar is a British territory although it used to be part of Spain in the past.
- It witnessed many important ship battles and served as a key base for the British Royal Navy.
- The highest mountain on the peninsula is the Rock of Gibraltar that rises 1,400 feet above the ground.
- One of the greatest tourist attractions of Gibraltar is St. Michael’s Cave with its beautiful formations and underground lake.
- Gibraltar has a diverse national culture comprising British, Spanish and Genoese influences.
- It is the only place in Europe where you can see a unique ape breed called Barbary macaque.
- John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar.
Colors of night
To capture the vibrancy of Gibraltar where different cultures and lifestyles sound together as one magnificent symphony, Leonid Afremov used a rich palette of shades and quick splashy strokes. The street glares brightly and proudly, basking in its own splendor. Soaked in the downpour, the road and the sidewalk shine in long stripes of orange, blue and violet merging beautifully on the wet asphalt. A trio of tall lanterns spreads heavy red glow setting the by-standing trees on fire. Looming in the distance, a big neon-lit building displays the bright colors of its shop windows trying to lure a lonely by-passer inside. The inky night sky hangs low over the city threatening to swallow it any second. This vigorous contrast between the glowing shades of red and orange and the cold eerie tints of blue and violet accentuated by strokes of deep black makes the scene very vivid and expressive. You can imagine yourself standing in the corner under the shelter of your umbrella and gazing around in delight. This canvas can be yours! Make your apartment stylish and cozy by decorating it with modern art paintings by Leonid Afremov!