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

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    30"X24" (75cm x 60cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
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    Palette Knife, Oil Paint, Canvas
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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. 

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 about this painting:


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 just received my third painting, Old Magic and it's my instant favorite. I've got to find a place to put this one, and the obvious choice is to take down a Salvador Dali and put this one there. :) As always, these come Fedex and in perfect condition. I don't think there is an artist anywhere in the world who produces such amazing art at the prices he sells for. Anyone, of any income range can afford to buy!
Marty Stein, Jan 19, 2018
We just received our latest additions to the LARGEST collection of Leonid Afremov's masterpieces on the East Coast: Corsican Sunset and two custom matched pieces titled Oriental Dreams. GLORIOUS! Leonid's art is so amazingly expressive creating different --but always happy--moods. The Oriental Dreams look dreamy in our bedroom (where they join 4 other Afremov masterpieces). The Corsican Sunset is a perfect addition to our downstairs gallery, where it joins and complements our sea and sky collection. Of course, the ones that we see most and most often are in the family room. EIGHT amazingly vivid, inspiring beauties transport you into a world of sun and light and movement and color. So happy! Every time we look up we discover something new hidden in the palette strokes. Different perspective and an awe inspiring art. Thank you all for bringing so much beauty into our lives! Boris and David are the best-bar none--in customer service. They truly go out of their way to exceed all expectations. Bless you all!!!
Ilana Kass, Jan 11, 2015
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I received my painting today and it is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it, and thank you for paying attention to the small details.
Ramona Jay, Apr 20, 2018