Title: TEA PARTY by Leonid Afremov
Size: 40"Wide x 16"High (100cm x 40cm)
Condition: Excellent Brand New
Gallery Estimated Value: $3,500
Medium: 100% hand painted oil painiting on Canvas by Leonid Afremov - Original Oil Painting
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about this painting:
Ideas of still art
Among the works of Australian artists, still life takes the special place. In some cases, even figures become the bearers of still life because there is no narrative behind the canvas. It only brings the aesthetics of display.
Not all are able to apprehend the metaphor of still life. Rare painter is able to express it in his work. Only talented masterpieces can speak and not just show. Still lifes of Arthur Streeton are worth mentioning. This Australian impressionist created his works in the beginning of the 20th century, and was highly assessed by his contemporaries. Just a few facts:
Arthur Streeton was one of the collectible artists of his time.
He was the first representative of Australian art whose works were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.
Arthur Streeton’s works were sold at record-breaking prices, which became even more expensive with time.
Talented painters express the ideas through still lifes
Several million price tags do not let us acquire such paintings, but there are modern talented painters who create brilliant works. The prices are affordable, while the effect achieved can’t be bought for money.
Only the real master can express the idea with his painting technique. Look at the canvas, created by Leonid Afremov, called the Tea Party. So many associations arise in the head with this title. There is the political movement with conservative views with the same name. However, looking at this painting, we can conclude that it rather reminds “A Mad Tea Party” from the “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. It is extraordinary and meaningful as this chapter from the famous book.
Alice understands in this book that time is not something abstract. It is real and it runs away fast. Time can punish those who waste it. Looking at the canvas “Tea Party” we see that tea things are as important on the painting as the background. It is hard to distinguish them from it, which is a common characteristic of Afremov’s art. It is hard to determine what is really important. The painter refuses from the concept of less important things as he thinks that everything matters. If you neglect some detail you can pay for it with time. Afremov warns us of this danger.