Icon In 20th Century Russia

 

VERY RARE ARTWORK  BY

”ICON IN TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA”

SINCE THE 1960’S, THE ARTIST HAS PREDICTED THE EVENTUAL DOWNFALL OF THE SOVIET UNION AND HAS DEVOTED SEVERAL EARLY CANVASES TO THIS SUBJECT. IN THIS PARTICULAR WORK, ROUSSIMOFF SYMBOLICALLY DEALS WITH THE THEME OF THE PERSECUTION OF RELIGION BY COMMUNISM.

In this painting we see Lenin besotted by his own power and attempting to replace the Cross with the red Bolshevik flag. Thrown into the snow by Lenin’s regime is the believer, whose head and heart steadfastly remain devoted to his spiritual beliefs. A large Saintly apparition appears and reaches out to the fallen man. He points his Cross towards him in order to keep the spirit alive which is endangered in the dark times. The artist considers the message of this painting valid not only to Christianity, but also to Judaism and all religions forced to endure life under Communist and Fascist regimes.

A SPIRITUAL APPARITION OFFERS HELP

LENIN BESSOTED BY HIS POWER

THROWN INTO THE SNOW BY A BRUTAL REGIME, THE BELIEVER’S HEAD AND HEART REMAIN UNSHAKEN IN SPIRITUALITY

THE ICON IS GLOWING WITH COLOUR!

A MAGICAL AND HYPNOTIC PAINTING

A PAINTING DEALING WITH HOPE AND FAITH

”ICON IN TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA”

1976 Oil on Canvas 60 x 29

This powerful and large 60 x 29 inches original Symbolic Cubist-style painting by Internationally Known Artist Ari Roussimoff was the highlight when exhibited at the M. L. Gallery of Fine Arts on Madison Avenue in New York in 1976. The artist has kept this work in his personal collection since then. But now, as the artist feels the message of the work should be shared, it is being offered for sale. Beautifully painted with rich, but subtle poetic colours and a rich texture, “Icon In Twentieth Century Russia” is an important picture in the artist’s history. Ari Roussimoff has always believed that the Soviet Union would collapse and has painted numerous prophetic compositions devoted to the theme. This painting however, deals with the Soviet (and basically all fascist) persecutions and suppression of religion. Here we see Lenin besotted by his own power and attempting to replace the Cross with the red Bolshevik flag. Thrown into the snow by Lenin’s regime is the believer, whose head and heart steadfastly remain devoted to his spiritual beliefs. A large Saintly apparition appears and reaches out to the fallen man. He points his Cross towards him in order to keep the spirit alive which is endangered in the dark times. The artist considers the message of this painting valid not only to Christianity, but also to Judaism and all religions forced to endure life under Communist and Fascist regimes. Roussimoff also strongly feels that although the Soviet Union is finally gone, Russia still has quite a ways to go before a proper government takes foot in Russia. “ICON IN TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA” is an Authentic Signed and Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting measuring 60 x 29 inches and dating from 1976. Buyer will receive a certificate of authenticity. This painting is a true gem! A perfect addition to any quality collection of fine art or Slavic culture.

              

”ICON IN TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA”