A Captivating Composition Depicting an Old-World Circus Carnival
Sideshow Held in a Ukrainian Town.
2007 Oil on Canvas 36 x 48
Here is the Old World as it Really Was! Ukrainian Farmers,
Russian Cossack Officers and Hassidic Jews All Come Together at the
Carnival Sideshow. On Stage are a Colorful Assortment of Unique
Performers and Historic Circus Freaks.
PAINTED BY THE MAN WHO DIRECTED THE AWARD WINNING FILM, "FREAKS
UNCENSORED! A HUMAN SIDESHOW!"
”CARNIVAL FESTIVITIES” is a Genuine Signed And Dated Ari
Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring a very large sized 36 x
48 inches and painted in 2007. This is one of several large
compositions devoted to carnival and circus themes. In this
particular work, the artist shows us what it was like when the
carnival came to town. In the small towns of old Ukraine and Russia,
the circus most often set up in the market place, usually located
near the church. It was opening day! Select performers mingled with
the crowd displaying their unique talents while other acts and
curiosities lined the stage. This was the way it once was.
Roussimoff has captured this scene in a most exciting and individual
way. The curious and bystanders alike came to the market on carnival
day. Here are the local peasants, Cossacks, the Czarist officers,
rural bureaucrats and dignitaries, voluptuous nobility, Hassidic
Jewish citizens, men, women and children of all ages. In the
background are the amusements and rides. The featured Freaks and
Working Acts: Giants, Dwarfs, the Seal Girl, The Human Torso,
Dancing Pinheads, the Tattooed Wonder, Jo-Jo The Dog Faced Man, The
Bearded Lady, The Siamese Twins, The Fat Man, The Sword Swallower
wearing Masonic jewelry, A flamboyant Magician and his magic wand,
The Strong Man along with clowns, acrobats, musicians and a host of
others. The image of the Jester refers to "Farnos", a whimsical
character from Russian Folklore based on the classic Italian
Pucinello. The world of Wonders as promoted by P. T. Barnum is seen
here as it once was in eastern Europe.
This Beautiful Oil Painting will make a great addition to
anyone’s fine collection of Modern Impressionist and Expressionist
Art. The purchaser will receive a certificate of authenticity. This
is a large painting. FREE S/H. International buyers should first
contact us to find out about exact charges and conditions. Thank
Oil on Canvas by Ari Roussimoff