THE TASTE OF LOVE — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    Signed on the front and back
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  • Size
    30"X24" (75cm x 60cm)
  • Medium
    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
  • Catalog ID
    1130002
  • Location
    United States
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I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork THE TASTE OF LOVE. 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 TASTE OF LOVE

Another riddle

In modern art, the limits and stands of painting genres are rather conventional. When you plan out a still life, you are free to do literally anything, from painting flowers to whipping up a random installation using any objects at hand. Leonid Afremov obviously doesn’t like rules and limitations. The picture before us contains a strange selection of items that offers us a riddle to solve.  Why these very fruits? What is the meaning of the watch? And finally, why is this unusual palette knife painting called “The Taste of Love”? Let’s get a shot at it together.

Deciphering the composition

  • In general, fruits are associated with sweetness, delicacy and delight, so it’s no surprise the artist chose them to represent the feeling of love. We can easily imagine him treating the lady of his heart with a plate of her favorite dainties.
  • Each fruit has a symbolic meaning that comes into play when you try to get to the core of the author’s idea. Apple is a symbol of love and life, peach signifies youth and fertility, and plum is compared to a woman in many cultures.
  • Some of the fruits are cut revealing the juicy pulp and giving us a glimpse of their tender pit which might be a reference to intimacy and sensuality.
  • The most mind-challenging image in the painting, however, is the watch. Why did the artist decide to include it in the composition? Perhaps he wanted to remind us of the flutter that fills our heart when we look at the clock and count the minutes until the arrival of our beloved? Or the significance of time spent together? Or its inexplicable ability to change pace dragging unbearably slowly as we wait and flying by in a wink when we beg for it to freeze? Apparently, these questions are up to you to answer.

New life of still life

As you can see, painting unsuggestive combinations of flowers, food and dishes on canvas is no way to gain fame as an artist. If you want to assert a niche in the densely populated art world, you need to think out of the box. This picture once again proves that still life can be just as intriguing and thought-provoking as more “intellectual” genres of painting. By the way, you can have it on your wall – all you need to do is add it to your shopping cart.

 

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I think Leonid's Style of painting and talent is amazing. When I first saw his work I fell in love with it. It was less than a year and I've got 6 paintings of my own and I purchased one for my daughter and she loves it just as much as I do. I plan to purchase more as time goes by, thank you for your work, amazing.
Tom Miccio, Jan 12, 2017
I have now proudly hung my two paintings today in my office; Misty Mood and The End of Patience. I am thrilled, and my work colleagues absolutely love them. My favourite is The End of Patience. The reds, oranges and purples are incredible. The Misty Mood is best at night when the blues have more relevance. I'll be moving into a new home soon, and I can't wait to order more so that I can decorate my home too. My pieces are 100cm x 75cm, so with stretching done here in Australia, each piece works out to be around $300 each. Such a wonderful investment.
Jennifer, May 19, 2016
I have always been in love with your work but I don't ever spend money on things I don't absolutely need, so when my family got me a gift card for my birthday to spend solely on the paintings I wanted from you, I took a very long time to narrow it down to the three I liked best. When I got them I was not disappointed! They are all SO amazingly beautiful and fantastic, I couldn't have imagined how wonderful these paintings are - seeing them online does not do them justice. I thank you SO much for a wonderful and unique gift and addition to my home!!
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