I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork THE STREET OF COPENHAGEN. 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:
Interesting about Copenhagen
A little discourse to the History of Cityscapes
According archeological excavations the first cityscape was discovered in the ruins of a Roman emperor Trojan’s thermae which was built in the first century A.D. It was a giant hand painted wall art of 10 sq. meters depicting a bird’s-eye view of a seaport town from a bird’s eye view. It’s still unknown if it was a real town illustrated on that fresco or a fictional one. In the Medieval period cityscapes were only used as a background for portraits or a part of biblically themed paintings. In the middle of the seventeenth century in the Netherlands cityscape became a separate genre of art. Images of such cities as Amsterdam, Harlem, and the Hague were captured on unfading canvases of Dutch artists. Soon after, artists of other European cities took over this new genre. Nowadays, cityscapes can be found in almost any apartment, office building or other business establishment. It brings a special charm to the interior and shows a great taste of the owner. In our art gallery you will be able to choose a painting you like from hundreds of masterfully hand-painted canvases.
10 Interesting Facts about Copenhagen
Copenhagen is one of the oldest cities in Europe and Denmark, in particular. It is one of the cleanest capital cities of the world with beautiful canals and narrow streets with little colorful houses. Copenhagen has come a long way from a small fishing village to a big cosmopolitan city which attracts more than one million tourists every year. What exactly fascinates people about this city?
- Copenhagen is the happiest city in the world. According to a world survey held in 2013 it is the friendliest place on the planet. People here are very kind and helpful.
- The Dutch always stay young in their heart. It’s more like their national obsession. Even elderly people attend almost all of the events held in Denmark.
- It’s safe to swim in the Copenhagen harbor. Since the water is always being cleaned there it’s also good for drinking!
- Copenhagen is considered to be the best city for cyclists. As well as in Holland, at least half of the people in Denmark ride a bike to work and back home every day. That is because cycle lanes are so well-organized there. You can even see special traffic lights. It is also very beneficial for the city as it lowers air pollution.
- The longest pedestrian street of Scandinavia is famous for its duty-free shops. Its length is 1.6 kilometers.
- It is the birthplace of many famous fairy-tales. A bronze statue of a Mermaid is one of the most visited sights in the city.
- There are many nudist beaches in Copenhagen as Dutch people like freedom very much.
- Hans Christian Andersen wrote many of his tales in Nihavn. This has always been a very inspirational place for people.
- Tivoli Gardens, which was opened in 1843, is the second biggest amusement park in the world. It is a prototype of a Walt Disney theme park. You can spend the whole day there!
- Introverts will especially appreciate how people behave in public transport. People don’t talk there! You can enjoy complete silence every time you take a bus or a train.
If you have never been to Copenhagen, maybe now is a good time to visit this amazing city? If you have already been lucky enough to walk down its neat narrow streets, this wonderful canvas will help you go back there in your memory and remember all interesting things you did there. Leonid Afremov’s unique technique of using a palette knife and oil paints helps to show all beauty of this wonderful Dutch city. If you really like art and want to have your own collection of places you have visited, you might want to check out other outstanding cityscapes of the artist. Leonid Afremov likes travelling very much. He has visited many countries and lived in at least four. That’s why in his gallery you can find a lot of canvases depicting European, American and Russian cities, as well as some Israeli. Sometimes, when he wanted to capture a magic of the moment in order not to miss any tiny detail, he would take a picture of a place or an interesting event. Later, in a cozy atmosphere at home he would recreate the image on his canvas with his warm memories about that place.
When you buy a piece on our website you can ask us for it to be rolled in a tube for shipping or stretched on a frame for only $29. If you choose the second option, you will be able to hang it as soon as it reaches your house. A certificate that proves authenticity of the paintings will be provided as well.