Description of the painting by Ahmat Lutfullina “Three Women”

Description of the painting by Ahmat Lutfullina Three Women

Akhmat Lutfullin was born in Bashkiria in 1928 and devoted all his creative work to his native land, Bashkir collective farmers, the history and culture of his people. His paintings and portraits are made in the style of Soviet realism and admire their truthfulness and originality.

One of his most famous works is the painting “Three Women”. On a special platform, which is built in the Bashkir huts and serves as a table and a bed, sit three women. They prepared simple food – bread, cottage cheese, sour cream, arranged cups and are going to drink tea. But it was as if someone had distracted their request to take a picture, and they respected the request, froze with dignity and proud grace, straightening their backs very exactly. And although women, judging by their simple clothes and modest treats, are clearly from an ordinary working rural family, their appearance shows inner strength, awareness of their own authority, honor among their relatives and fellow villagers, the wisdom of past years and immense responsibility for the strength and well-being of their families.

The two women on the right are already in their old age, their weary knotty hands are quietly folded on their knees, their heads and shoulders are covered with warm shawls, and dark faces, weathered in heavy workdays, look a bit tired but radiate peace and adversity to adversity. The woman on the left is still young, her ruddy, smooth face and bright thin handkerchief look fresh and bright against the background of elderly relatives, the red skirt and blouse, lush forms emphasize the health and energy of youth. She seems to be watching closely – either for a small child, or for food boiling on the stove.

With such conciseness of the images of women, the scarcity of colors and emotions, the author is attentive to other details in contrast. An embroidered colorful towel on the wall, beautiful identical cups, a blossoming geranium on a window in a blue enameled saucepan speak of the variegated transience of one earthly life, but one generation will replace the other. And everything will also be cleanly cleaned in the hut, there will be bread on the table and delicious tea, the children will return home from school on bicycles, and the mountains outside the window will protect the peace of their village and remember everyone who loved their small country and dedicated their compatriots to the energy of their creativity and life itself.

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