Leonid Afremov

Ok so today I’m going to tell you about this absolutly amazing artist Leonid Afremov, I fist discoved his art work over the summer for this art/writing thingy, and I completely fell head over heels in love with his art work. So here is my paper that I wrote about his art work:

Throughout history may artists have used tool but no one has used the pallet knife like Leonid Afremov. When you see one of his paintings once you can definitely tell what other paintings he has done because on his own unique style. In his paintings Leonid has so many vibrant colors most people would say that he has a sunset color pallet, because there is yellows and oranges. Then off in the distance there would be darker colors like purples and navy blues. When putting all of these colors together you would get a sunset feeling, where there would be blotches and blotches of sunsets. Leonid mostly does work that has rain in it, rain before, rain after and rain during, and it’s just amazing how he does it. Plus it’s just amazing how when you really look at one of his paintings you could tell when the rain is hitting the ground. It’s like and invisible glisten of rain on the ground because he really doesn’t use blue on the ground to indicate there is rain. He would use street lamps so that they would reflect agents the water making the water on the ground glisten. Also providing a vibrant feel to the picture because there would be light everywhere. In the rain pictures there would sometimes be people, hugging, kissing, leaning on each other, or it would be maybe just a person all alone in the rain. His paintings would make you want to jump into them and be in that dream he is creating. I would love to be in one and see how all the vibrant colors are all around me. Some times people just don’t get the beauty of the rain and how many reflections there are makes it seem like others are just missing out on that beauty. Leonid creates the rain as a peaceful and loving object to his paintings. It’s also romantic and dreaming at the same time like you could be there and just stare at everything in that time forever and ever. A picture reflects the artist who created it. So Leonid’s paintings show me that he is a loving and romantic person who loves life and he loves how bright, beautiful and wonderful life is. That’s what I think he is like.

If you want to know more about Leonid then click here to get to his website – http://www.afremov.com/index.php

These are some of my favorite pieces of his work:


2 thoughts on “Leonid Afremov

  1. Wow, these are absolutely insane! The vibrancy of the colors used in each painting are similar, and all stunning! I think it is interesting and great that such vibrant, striking colors are used even in scenes of his work that seem melancholy, dull or quiet. Great selections!

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