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THE PAINTED MASONIC VISIONS

THE MASONIC PAINTINGS 

OF 

ARI ROUSSIMOFF

NEWSFLASH! Featured in the Fall Issue 2008 of the Empire State Mason Magazine is an article about and pictures of the Masonic themed works of Ari Roussimoff. ( use the arrows to scroll to page 18) http://esmason.com/magpdf/esm_fall_2008.pdf or click here http://www.roussimoff.com/painted_masonic_visions.htm  

On December 8th 2008 Roussimoff will be a featured speaker, previewing his newest works (click here for flyer Flyerdraftv1.pdf ), at the 2008 Library Dinner Lecture Series of the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge.  

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FOUNDATIONS (2008 Oil on Canvas) 

Left Panel Of Mason Triptych "Parable Of Light And Dark"

 

"Freemasonry provides the finest values with which to live by and with which to enrich humanity. Freemasonry encompasses morality, philosophy, spirituality and mysticism. And all the  arts and sciences. Based on the most profound biblical models, here is a way of living and seeing which has the strength to unite mankind in a far deeper and more successful manner then any political movement can ever aspire to. Masonic themes have been a constant throughout my artwork. In addition to canvasses devoted  to Freemasonry, I am frequently drawn to also include Masonic subjects and symbols in some of my other paintings."

-Ari Roussimoff 2008

Two Masonic Themed paintings by Roussimoff can be seen on exhibit in the Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum, 71 W 23rd Street New York, NY.  Roussimoff has lectured there on his work and is now preparing a lecture and showing of new Masonic paintings at the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum sometime next winter (2008). We will keep you posted  of specifics.

Below are several works on Masonic themes. The first four are symbolic pieces, each of which tell an individual allegory. Titles and information appear under each work.

  HIRAM'S APRON

24 x 30 oil on canvas

 

KING SOLOMON'S VISION

24 x 30 oil on canvas

 

MASONIC MELODY

24 x 30 oil on canvas

 

REBIRTH

24 x 36 Oil On Canvas

 

ROUSSIMOFF MASONIC TRIPTYCH CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN NEW YORK MASONIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Below are several views showing Roussimoff's three painting series "Parable of Light and Dark" currently displayed at the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum. If you can, visit the museum to see the actual works. The address of the museum is 71 W 23rd Street New York, NY, 14th floor.

http://www.roussimoff.com/masonic_paintings.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SPECTACULAR MASONIC EVENT AT La Petite Auberge

Roussimoff, ONE OF THE EVENING'S FEATURED SPEAKERS!

Read all about it!

http://themagpiemason.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-big-night-at-little-inn.html

 

 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another Big Night at ‘The Little Inn’

 


Tonight the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library, of the Grand Lodge of New York, returned to La Petite Auberge in Murray Hill for its second annual dinner-lecture, this one titled “Freemasonry and the Arts.”

I’ll continue with a Magpie account of the evening shortly, but for now I’ll just share some photos.

These photos deny Bro. Ari Roussimoff’s work the justice it deserves. The colors, even in the subtly lit restaurant, are captivating and thrust the viewer into fantasy.




 
Thanks to the familiar symbols, the scenes are not entirely foreign, but clearly you’re taken into another world. (The poor quality of these photos is attributed to the need to shoot from an angle for lighting purposes. Really the best that could be managed without using more equipment.)




RW Bill Thomas, center, greets two of his guests. Bill is a Trustee of the Library. On Monday the 29th, he’ll be installed in the East of American Lodge of Research.



From left: artist Ari Roussimoff, Mark Koltko-Rivera, Daniel from the Livingston Library, and Tom Savini, Director of the Library.



That’s Bob Stutz on the right, as if you’re looking at him.

 

           

The following paintings include references to Freemasonry:

 

 

SOUTH BEACH  

30 x 40 oil on canvas

On the right side of the painting we see a group of Shriners. The colourful costumes of the Shrine have long inspired the artist.

 

ATLANTIC CITY

30 x 40 oil on canvas

In years past, Atlantic City served as host to Shrine conventions and parades. In memory of the boardwalk city’s Shriner past, the artist shows us a solitary Shriner, seated contemplatively on the railing.

   

HOLLYWOOD ETERNAL

36 x 48 oil on canvas

Freemasonry figures prominently in several places within this monumental homage of the great era of Hollywood . At the bottom, wearing a Masonic Square and Compass ring and the Fez of Los Angeles’ El Malaikah Temple’s Imperial Potentate is the great actor Harold Lloyd a passionate and devoted Mason his entire life. In this work, some of the greatest film stars appear against a backdrop of Hollywood Boulevard . To the right is the old Masonic Temple (now the television studio used by Jimmy Kimmel).

  

SUN OVER LAS VEGAS

30 x 40 oil on canvas

Amidst the flurry of tourists and other interesting characters there are circus stars as well as several Masons wearing aprons. Also depicted is legendary “midget” performer Tom Thumb who was an active Knight Templar and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Note the two casinos featuring the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty, both original buildings built by Masons in France.