about this painting:
VIBRATIONS OF THE TIME
The city of mystery
Jewish by origin, Leonid Afremov respects the traditions of his nation and pays regular visits to his home country, particularly the magnificent city of Jerusalem. The intricate labyrinth of alleys twisting between the adobe walls of age-old buildings can reveal a lot to a curious eye. Leading us down a narrow passage strewn with fanciful signboards and finely shaped lanterns, the painting smears the line between centuries and merges all the epochs of Jerusalem history together into one captivating cityscape.
Art paintings and their meanings
This picture doesn’t abound with vibrant colors nor strikes the eye with a dazzling play of light. It is of a quieter and subtler variety, yet it possesses an inexplicable Oriental charm that makes you admire the soft shades and delicate pattern of strokes over and over again. The artist depicted one of the countless Jerusalem streets crawling with bakeries, souvenir shops and local bars. We can’t see where it leads, but we can guess its story by dozens of signboards that turn it into an open book rustling mysteriously with yellowed pages of time. To add color and life to the scene, the artist speckled the walls with blossoming flowers creeping all over the place in dots of green, red and yellow. As the eye proceeds deeper into the background, everything gets blurred and color prevails over shape, just like on many other art paintings by Leonid Afremov. In this vivid and profound cityscape, we can really feel the vibrations of time penetrating the entire Jerusalem and whispering the long-forgotten secrets of the past.
What makes this painting so special?
- Fascinating theme
- Soft color palette
- Moderate light use
- Subtle stroke arrangement
- Inspired mood
“Vibrations of time” will make a fine addition to an Oriental-style interior or contemporary room design, especially when accompanied by other Oriental décor elements. Open a window to old Jerusalem in your wall by using this marvelous piece of art in your home interior!