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THE BRIDGES OF AMSTERDAM
Hardened by the salty breath of the Northern Sea and warmed by thousands of shore lights, Amsterdam is a fascinating city that is impossible to forget. On his numerous trips around the world, Leonid Afremov has often visited Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular. It was love at first sight. From the moment he got off the plane, he knew he would return here once in a while for new impressions and new painting ideas. His bright and imaginative cityscapes inspired by Amsterdam views please the eye with a rich palette of colors and unusual stroke arrangement that smear the line between reality and dream.
The picture takes us to a peaceful city district preparing to fall asleep, lulled by the sounds of night and the quietly swaying water. Everything is painted in vivid colors that merge and clash with each other creating spectacular visual effects. Because of that the scene looks surreal and captivating, as if it emerged from the pages of your favorite fairy tale:
· The cute funny houses, each of a different color, cuddle together on both sides of the canal. With their colorful walls, tiny roofs and hospitably lit windows, they seem to be made of cardboard for a Thumbelina family rather than built in stone for real people.
· The arch bridge is dark and enigmatic in the twilight like the spine of a giant sea serpent lurking in the impenetrable stillness of water. Mirroring the street illuminations in beautiful shiny patterns, it makes you wonder what secrets hide in its inky depth.
· The sky is a patchwork of blue shades and mysterious wandering lights flashing over the roofline. It is stormy and uneasy, ready to burst into rain, but the warmth of the houses makes you feel cozy and safe.
Leonid Afremov paintings are of a rare variety. They satisfy both your aesthetic and emotional needs. Full of color and life, his marvelous cityscapes have a strong positive impact on viewers, that’s why they are so popular with private collectors and art lovers all over the world. Decorate your home with bright views of legendary cities and take a trip to any country you always wanted to visit without buying a plane ticket!