COSSACK BALLADEER is an Authentic Signed and Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring 16 x 20 inches. Begun in 1970 and completed in 2003, COSSACK BALLADEER is a wonderfully colourful painting with a very harmonious melange of rich reds, blues, yellows, and greens! This Artwork, deeply steeped in the tradition of Eastern European Folk Art, depicts a Ukrainian Cossack folk singer, garbed in the traditional embroidered peasant shirt covered by a thick lamb-trimmed vest. Seated on a rock, he entertains mother nature by singing a lovely medely of native songs. The tree is filled with attentive birds and even the horse relaxes to the man’s tunes. Fantasy takes reality to another plane, transporting the viewer into the realm of age-old Ukrainian Lore. This Gem of a Painting will evoke a World of Many Wonders! This Truly Spirited Work captures the Very Heart and Soul of Slavic Traditions. It is an excellent example of the Artist’s Famous and Well-Beloved Eastern European Folk Themes. There is a Wealth of Happiness and Excitement here! This is a Work that will surely add much Life to any Room and Collection.