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Impressionist Cityscapes Through Lovers’ Eyes by Leonid Afremov

A professional artist since 1978, American artist Leonid Afremov graduated from the prestigious school Vitebsk Art School, originally founded by classical artist Marc Chagall. Inspired by the work of the latter, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Salvador Dalí, Afremov’s work is purely emotional. Every scene is a reflection of his feelings, emotions, passions and anything that feeds his soul. For this reason, he often chooses to cover the beauty of young love, romance, and the grandeur of cityscapes, which often glimmer as brightly as his paintings during the night.

The vibrant and highly saturated colors of Afremov’s work mimic his inspirations, although his technique emulates Camille Pissarro’s and Claude Monet’s impressionist brush and Georges Seurat’s pointillistic style. By combining the soft flare of depicting images and figures with the contrast of pixelated sharp colors, Afremov delivers stunning and stimulating pieces. You can find more of his work in his Etsy shop.

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Here’s how human athletes (our very BEST human athletes) measure up against a few other members of the animal kingdom. We don’t look too good.

BUT there is one physical activity where humans actually do pretty well. In fact, we might be better than every other species on planet earth. Watch Skunk Bear’s latest video to learn more:

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Abstract Impressionist Cityscapes by Leonid Efremov

A professional artist since 1978, American artist Leonid Afremov (previously featured here) graduated from the prestigious school Vitebsk Art School, originally founded by classical artist Marc Chagall. Inspired by the work of the latter, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Salvador Dalí, Afremov’s work is purely emotional. Every scene is a reflection of his feelings, emotions, passions and anything that feeds his soul. For this reason, he often chooses to cover the beauty of young love, romance, and the grandeur of cityscapes, which often glimmer as brightly as his paintings during the night. 

Depicting world famous cities, including Paris, Amsterdam, Greece, Venice and New York among others each work showcases a kaleidoscope of vibrant and abstract colors and shapes.

The vibrant and highly saturated colors of Afremov’s work mimic his inspirations, although his technique emulates Camille Pissarro’s and Claude Monet’s impressionist brush and Georges Seurat’s pointillistic style. By combining the soft flare of depicting images and figures with the contrast of pixelated sharp colors, Afremov delivers stunning and stimulating pieces. You can find more of his work in his Etsy shop.

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These are the depictions of the most intense meteor shower in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it:  “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)