Painter Leonid Afremov passes away

Handsome Creepy Eel

Owl
Catholic
Gold Member
I recall that many people used to post this guy's paintings on the forum before, so I just wanted to share this notice from his family that he has passed away and his original works are now on sale:


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Philonous

Sparrow
Protestant
So that’s who he was. Very cheerful and romantic pallet knife paintings of European-looking parks and architecture. Yet what a difficult life. Discriminated against in Russia for being a Jew, then discriminated against in Israel for being a Russian—then moves to New York, only now he’s middle-aged and the cold affects all his health problems. Nonetheless, his work seems to bring a lot of joy to people.

As hotly opposed to both Zionism and cultural marxism as I am, I don’t perceive Jews as being any less human than myself. And he’ll be the second Jewish artist whose works I’ve followed, with the first being Victor Ostrovsky.

And no, you won’t find too many Jews in the visual arts. You’ll see much more of them in music. He mentions Marc Chagall, but as far as I’m concerned, Afremov’s work is more impressive. Chagall couldn’t render an anatomically convincing human figure, and probably couldn’t do a portrait that resembled a real person—Afremov’s work seems to have a lot more studiousness to it.
 

MartyMcFly

Ostrich
Other Christian
I had never heard of this artist. However, I checked out a few of his paintings and they are amazing. It is nice to know that some modern art is still worthy of being displayed instead of being used as kindling. I can't pick out a favorite painting; they are all impressive.

 

ed pluribus unum

Ostrich
Protestant
I had never heard of this artist. However, I checked out a few of his paintings and they are amazing. It is nice to know that some modern art is still worthy of being displayed instead of being used as kindling. I can't pick out a favorite painting; they are all impressive.

Thanks to the spam bot for bumping this thread. :)
 

franklinGeorge

Chicken
Protestant
Leonid Afremov was a popular contemporary Russian artist who specialized in vivid and colorful landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. He was also very popular on social media, especially on Instagram where he gained more than 1.2 million followers. Afremov's paintings were displayed in more than 20 museum exhibits. He helped create the architectural design for the Church of the Savior in the Forest near Moscow. He was also involved in the creation of the Church of the Savior on Blood and the 3D-museum in Volgograd. Afremov's paintings have also been used on book covers and movie posters. He passed away in 2017 at the age of 55.
 
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