The painting “Peasant Woman with Butterflies” was painted by Venetsianov in 1820. Portraits of simple women make up the best part of his creations. The artist in these portraits glorifies the intrinsic human dignity of a Russian peasant woman.
This painting is one of his best works of the artist. The image of a reaper, in which it bears an extraordinary simplicity, lyrical revelation and deep meaning. Venetsianov vividly embodies the ideal beauty of a young rural peasant woman, bringing deep symbolism to the composition.
So in the background, the yellow color symbolizes the fertile relationship with the world of the saints, and the ripe ears of wheat reveal the tender feminine elasticity, the fertile abundance of earthly well-being, showing the inner spiritual wealth of simple country style. Sickle points to the industriousness and chastity of a pure maiden body. The presence of red and white in the clothes of the girl reveals her earthly beauty in purity and perfection. The ring is not the hand of a peasant woman means the eternal circulation of life. Butterflies, seated on her fingers, are more likely to talk about the fun and casual playfulness of the summertime.
Delicate flowers of cornflowers make a reflection of earthly beauty in the canvas. The girl’s face is filled with an unusually bright light.
The portrait of “Peasant Woman with Butterflies” conveys the image of the ideal forever young girl. Small, slightly protruding lips express mutual sympathy and attract the eye with the quiet mysteriousness of a modest smile.
The picture bears the great charm of a young female face, with a calm and firm look. Fully conveys the charm of the soft outlines of the neck and shoulders under a white canvas shirt. The grace of the hand, gently covered with butterflies, which holds the sickle.
To date, the picture is in the Ryazan State Regional Art Museum named after I. P. Pozhalostinasya