Purim Fiddler Painting Jewish Holiday Original Oil Judaica Art Ari Roussimoff
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Purim Fiddler Painting Jewish Holiday Original Oil Judaica Art Ari Roussimoff:
A RARE ARTWORK BY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST! Up for sale is a Beautiful Surreal 1981 Painting Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Purim. This Symbolic Spiritual Portrait Evokes the Spirit of Jewish Religious Life in the Old Shtetls of Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Throughout Eastern Europe. A Heartwarming Poetic Judaica Artwork by World Famous Russian-European Painter and Film Director Ari Roussimoff ”THE PURIM PLAYER” A BEAUTIFUL SENSITIVE COMPOSITION A SPECIAL CROWN ON A JOYOUS HOLIDAY THE EYES, A GATEWAY TO THE SOUL FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, KLEZMER ON PURIM A MELODAY OF LOVE AND DEVOTION A UNIQUE ARTWORK FOR PURIM AMONG THE ARTIST’S FINEST WORKS "THE PURIM PLAYER" 1981 Oil on Canvas 24 x 31 ½ inches ”THE PURIM PLAYER” is a Genuine Signed & Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting, measuring approximately 24 x 31 ½ inches. It was painted in the year 1981. The Purim layer depicts a JewishEast EuropeanShtetl Klezmer Musician, who reflectively plays his Fiddle. His eyes exhibit his acknowledgment of an ancient history. The Musician plays to honor the Celebration of the Holiday of Purim. On a framed arch overhead, one finds an inscription in the Yiddish language: “Der Purim Spieler”, which translates into: “THE PURIM PLAYER”. This beautiful surreal Painting, rendered in expressive poetic colors is an excellent example of the type of artwork that Ari Roussimoff was doing throughout the late 1970’s and early 80’s. At the time, the artist painted this Purim composition along with a companion piece that celebrates the holiday of Succoth. The Succoth painting was sold many years ago. This is indeed a rare painting amongst his works. “THE PURIM PLAYER” is a fabulous work of art. It is filled with much warmth and beauty. A certificate of authenticity will be given to the buyer. Free S/H (USA). Payment is expected within 5 days of sale. International buyers should first contact us to find out about exact charges and conditions. Thank You. "THE PURIM PLAYER" 1981 Oil on Canvas 24 x 31 ½ inches Photo Gallery (below) Here is a small selection of photos showing Roussimoff's paintings being displayed in prestigious art galleries and museums. (below) Magazine & newspaper articles and announcements for Roussimoff exhibits in different languages (below) Roussimoff's live appearances. 1. Lecturing to university students. 2. Featured on MTV. 3. Amusing a sell-out crowd in New York's famed Disco club, The "Limelight". (below) Ari Roussimoff on a snowy winter day Exhibiting his paintings and showing films throughout Europe and America ABOUT ARI ROUSSIMOFF Ari Roussimoff, a critically acclaimed painter and film director, has been called one of the most prolific and creative artists of his generation. His paintings of Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish, symbolic and Masonic themes have earned him much acclaim and they have been shown in over 80 exhibitions worldwide, including at the Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts Galleries, M.L. International Gallery of Fine Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A & J Galleries, The Bucharest Museum , The Nicholas Roerich Museum, Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum, The Peter Fingesten Gallery-Pace University, Arma Galleries, Galerie Ehmer, Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery-Frostburg State University, The Theodor Herzel Institute, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weintraub Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Ingber Gallery, Hudson Guild Art Gallery, YM-YWHA, Art Gallery of the Educational Alliance, Galerie Fischer, Ukraine Club Gallery and many others. Among the many who have lauded Ari Roussimoff's paintings were the modern art masters Marc Chagall and Oskar Kokoschka. And as a teenager, he was invited to lunch with Salvador Dali and his wife Gala. For some years now, Ari Roussimoff has also been active as a director of motion pictures. His first full-length feature film was the critically acclaimed surrealist horror movie, “SHADOWS IN THE CITY”. Roussimoff won the Phantom of the Movies’ award for Best Documentary of 1999 for his incredible film, “FREAKS UNCENSORED” (directed by Roussimoff, screenplay by Vivian Forlander). Considered by critics and audiences alike as the best ever documentary about Circus Sideshow Performers, “FREAKS UNCENSORED” was listed by the esteemed Facets Movie Lovers Video Guide as one of THE BEST DOCUMENTARY MOVIES OF ALL TIME! Roussimoff’s colorful life also includes creating sets for a Broadway show, costume design, performance art, hosting a three-part television music program on MTV and appearing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in a non-singing acting role. A colorful speaker, the artist has given many talks on his work (and still does). Roussimoff has lectured at colleges, universities, cultural institutions, and various functions in both Europe and America. He has perfectly meshed his life as a painter and as a filmmaker in a way that has not been done before. A world traveler, Roussimoff has lived and worked in Zurich, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Miami Beach and San Diego, among other places. Roussimoff works at painting all the time and considers each picture an adventure.