”MYSTICAL RUSSIAN FANTASY” is an Authentic Signed and Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas-Panel Painting, measuring 16 x 20 inches. Painted in 1982,“MYSTICAL RUSSIAN FANTASY” follows in Roussimoff’s inimitable tradition of artfully combining many elements of Russian History, Folklore, and Surrealism. Images within images, doors within doors, this Russianized “Alice In Wonderland” is a vision of mystic wonders, which also recall the Dutch 17th Century interior scenes. A sense of mischievous whimsy pervades the composition, which depicts the familiar Samovar above the table and three heads below (the head to the far right being a self-portrait of the artist himself). Could these three personnas be somehow a reference to the deposed aristocratic “heads” of state? The Church, on the contrary, ever-present, enters the room through an open window, the voice of Eternal Mother Russia. All in all, Roussimoff has successfully captured the “Russkoye Dusha” (The Russian Soul).“MYSTICAL RUSSIAN FANTASY” is an Incredible Dream-Like Interpretation of The Russian Spirit. This Gem of a Painting serves as a Surrealistic Journey back to another world--the Grand Age of Balalaika Music and Magnificent and Opulent Palaces and Churches, capturing the Very Heart and Soul of Russian and Slavic Traditions. This Wonderful Oil Painting, rendered in Glowing Magical Colours dates from the 1980's. It is an excellent example of the mystical and phantasmagoric compositions that the artist began to paint in the early 1980's. This is a Work that will truly liven any Room and Collection.


Oil on Canvas-Panel by Ari Roussimoff


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