I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork THE SPIRIT OF THE DESERT. 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 SPIRIT OF THE DESERT
We are all people
Imagine that one day you meet a person of Arab origin, just like the one depicted on this oil canvas. What will be your first impression? Would you like to run away or get acquainted with the man? His face paints here, the clothes and the horse say that he’s a traveller from afar. Every nationality is characterized by peculiar features of appearance and character. Those, who don’t think this difference makes us so unique, can’t see the beauty hidden in each of us. So when we get accustomed to the usual order of things, we often take fright at changes. However, it doesn’t matter what color your skin is or what country you are from – we’re all equal. Stereotypes ruin our society from inside. Destroy them and look at the world at a new angle!
Don’t you agree that representatives of other cultures are interesting even in terms of outer aspect? Examine closely the painting to see it:
- Traditional garment of the character consists of a keffiyeh and a thawb. The first is a headwear, which protects from the sun, dust and sand. The second is a long tunic made of cotton. The clothes are white, as this color is the best reflector of light. It helps a lot when you make your way through a hot desert.
- Then pay attention to the man’s expression – it is intense and serious. You won’t see a smile on the swarthy face. Paints and brushes are used by many artists, but Leonid Afremov is famous for a special technique called palette knife. The surface of the work is covered by a great number of strokes, which differ in size and color. This fabulous ‘ornament’ adorns every part of the canvas: the figure in white, golden trees and bushes, the stallion, etc.
- The pilgrim has a devoted friend who has walked the road to the end with him – a horse. They stand out against bright foliage of the trees and even look at the same direction. Something’s going to happen in this forest and they stand waiting for it.
This man in white has learnt a lot from life - you can read it in his face. Paints for sale it offers him, he takes with honor.