”PROPHECY” is a Genuine Signed & Dated Ari Roussimoff
Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring a monumentally Sized 48 1/4
x 60 inches. This Daring Work represents the most important of
the Artist's Visionary Premonitions of the Collapse of the
Soviet and Communist Empires. It was painted in the year 1978.
“PROPHECY” is a totally engaging Phantasmagoric Composition.
In a period where very few even remotely considered the
possibility of Eastern Europe ever being freed from the
tyranny of communism, Roussimoff believed otherwise, and
passionately expressed his feelings in a series of prophetic
visions, of which this explosive painting is the most
monumental and significant. In this huge canvas we see a world
that tears itself apart. A Tower of Babel-type of empire,
built by slave labour as a monument to Soviet Power crumbles.
The mechanized wheels no longer function. Society, which
consists of many unique individuals forced into a life of
submission to faceless servitude is in chaos. Side by side
among the population are found peasants and artists, the
Spiritual and the Godless, the Aristocratic and the Circus
Freaks, Exotic Dancers and the Everyday Workers, both Young
and Old. Traffic has been forced to a drastic halt. On the
right side is a Serpentine Soviet in Military Uniform looking
back helplessly. In the center of the composition is a
Crucifixion that falls from its place as a mere historical
relic, and which also represents the finality to the suffering
of the people under the oppressive regime which lated for so
long. An innocent Child wearing a Thorned Crown represents the
future which will be built on a foundation of Hope and Love.
He wears the Crown of Thorns as a symbol of the past that had
given him birth . His name is Freedom.
It should be noted that this is a very large painting that
was quite difficult to photograph properly. The following
pictures give you only a general idea of this exceptionally
striking painting and cannot in any way do it true
Oil on Canvas by Ari Roussimoff