”PREMONITION: SOVIET APOCALYPSE” is a Genuine Signed & Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring a Very Large-Sized approx. 36 x 39 1/2 inches. It was painted during the year 1979. “PREMONITION: SOVIET APOCALYPSE” presents an Incredible Vision of a Surviving Civilization Emerging from the Catacombs of Soviet Oppression to Build a New and Free Society. This Beautiful painting, rendered in Painstaking Detail and Strong, yet Poetic Colours and Vigourous Brushstrokes is one of the Artist’s Earliest Commentaries on the Former Communist Regime, a truly unprecedented Premonition of what was to come. Roussimoff created a Rare and Prophetic work that Foretold the Downfall of the Communist Era. This Imaginative and Dynamic composition deals with the themes of Survival and the Future. Out of a landscape of endless rubble and catastrophe comes a society that had been forced to live underground with all its hopes, passions and desires intact. It is a new existance. Not yet comfortable with their newly acquired independence, they have not yet shed their gas masks, and they must forge ahead. The old repressive regime is gone. In their wake, they left overwhelming devastation and destruction. Amidst the heaps of brick and stones one finds the ruins of both an Onion Domed, Russian Orthodox Church and a Jewish Synagogue. This represents the State's Fanatical Efforts to Destroy Religion and Spirituality. Another remnant of a building shows the visible signs of Young Love by the graffiti scrawled on its wall. Although these particular edifices and symbols of great beliefs and feelings are in ruins, their spirits have survived, and live on in the people. The gas-masks will come off. People will once again build and create. It is amazing when one realizes that this dazzling work was created in the year 1979! There is much poetry and hope in this flowing composition. This is a Beautiful and Spellbinding Artwork!


Oil on Canvas by Ari Roussimoff