WHEN THE CITY SLEEPS 3 — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

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    72"x48" (180cm x 120cm)
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    Hand painted by Leonid Afremov
  • Materials
    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 WHEN THE CITY SLEEPS 3. 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:


The combination of styles


Impressionism is an art movement that focuses on showing the real life in its vividness and versatility. Although this trend was most popular in late 19th – early 20th century, modern artists still find impressionism attractive.


Impressionists stick to a certain painting philosophy:


  • They great attention to color and shadow.
  • The often paint their pictures in the evening to attain the effect of shadowy twilight.
  • They use uncommon visual angles.
  • They practically never use black color.


Nowadays artists rarely stick to one style; they often make an interesting mixture of several trends in their works. In his paintings, Leonid Afremov successfully combines impressionism with abstract art. We can see it in the usage of vibrant colors and unusual lines.


Bright imagery and profound meaning


Like many other artworks by Leonid Afremov, this one glorifies urban life in its never-ending beauty and brightness. In the picture, we can see a rainy alley lit by old-fashioned street lights that create an atmosphere of antiquity. The cozy two-story houses and carefully painted wet trees along the road make everything very realistic and evocative. It seems that you have already been here.


But what if we try to decipher the hidden meaning behind this simple scene? The colors and strokes are arranged in a way that resembles the flow of life. The brightest part is our present, the past is covered by shadows and the future is still vague, we can only imagine what it may hold for us. That lonely person with an umbrella in their hand is slowly but confidently stepping into the future. Afremov chose to depict a rainy night telling us that life isn’t a bed of roses. But you should never lose optimism, because even when the sky is cloudy, there are still a lot of colors around you. The road turned into one great puddle, but it doesn’t look gloomy. On the contrary, it is glowing with all shades of the palette and seems to support the pedestrian on their way. The main idea represented by this picture is that one should learn how to see the fullness of life even in unhappy days.


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Abstract art paintings by Leonid Afremov are characterized by a skillful painting technique and the freshness of images that can be interpreted in many ways.  A true art lover, not just any random viewer, will definitely find this one delightful and thought-provoking. Moreover, it will look beautiful in any interior, be it your living room or office. Add this colorful cityscape to your art collection and keep inspiration close at hand!

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I received my Leonid Afremov picture last year, soon after my father had passed away. The picture came, with a (in my eyes) father and daughter walking together into what was only so colorful, that it was my interpretation of heaven. The colors, so vivid, so absolutely perfectly placed, I get immersed in the painting each time I am around it. I love my painting, and so does everyone who has had the honor to see it. From placing the order to receiving, with quality and accuracy, I would give it 5 stars. Thank you!!!
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I just received my 30x40 painting called Recollections Of The Past and it is amazing looking in person!! It makes me want to order many, many more!! Thank you so much! Your work is outstanding!!!
Melody, Sep 24, 2014
From the first time I saw Leonids work I knew I would love it forever. It's evocative, beautiful, full of joyful colour, contemplative and gets one's imagination bursting with stories happening within the canvas! I've just received 5 paintings and they are all stunning! My eyes are always drawn to Orange Mood. It's a powerful piece. Thank you Leonid for bringing such light, colour, thought and passion to the world! Thank you Boris for ensuring that this light, colour, thought and passion have a swift and problem free journey to our homes! You are both amazing! :)
Lisa Newens, Mar 15, 2015