”CUBIST RUSSIAN HOMETOWN” is a Genuine Early Signed And Dated (1974) Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring a Large 24 x 36 inches. This particular work is a Cubist styled version of a painting done in 1970. It happens to be among the artist's most sensuous and appealing forrays into Cubism. The ancient historic hometown is entirely blanketed by the clean and peaceful winter snow. Everything appears as if in a dream or a fable. This charm-filled sreet scene is a delightfully evocative tribute to the historic old wooden Russian towns. This particular archetypal place is the quintessential embodiment of thousands of small towns across Eastern Europe that are both beloved and nostalgic memories in the hearts of those who have once lived there. In a masterful melding of vibrant reds, yellows and greens set against cool blues, this is an environment reminiscent of a story by Gogol. Children and adults both venture out in the clean snowy landcape. An elderly Jewish gentleman, a Russian Orthodox Priest, a mustachioed Cossack, enthusiastic youngsters and their frolicking little dogs and as well as a jolly rooster make up the featured players in this exotic tale. And not to forget thw whimsical little man with three legs! Wonderful! In the crisp clear Slavic air of wintertime, the scene creates a life-affirming rendering of what winters were like in the old fairytalelike Russian countryside. This beautiful and serene “CUBIST RUSSIAN HOMETOWN” is classic nostalgia which will take the viewer back into space and time. Rendered in a combination of heartwarming Colours and Vigourous, and Spontaneous Brushstrokes, the effect is one of Joy and Merriment. Most true to life. It is a Wonderful Evocation of a World Which Still Lives On in Our Hearts and Memories.


Oil on Canvas by Ari Roussimoff