TN Yablonskaya is a prominent representative of household painting. The uneasy fate of the artist was reflected in her works. Her paintings are often devoted to ordinary working professions, so undeservedly underestimated by others.
Work “Flax” extols heavy female labor. The canvas depicts a woman who harvests flax. Her massive figure speaks of rustic health and strength. The legs are unusually large, thus, the artist gave importance to the figure. She is dressed in a long linen shirt with an apron, a scarf is tied on her head.
A woman binds an armful of ripe stems with effort. Behind the main character stretches a boundless field of mown flax. It can be seen that the woman worked a lot, because the tied sheaves stand in rows on the field.
In the distance, there are figures of working people. The painter accurately conveyed the burden of labor and the value of the harvest. A clear sunny day contributes to the collection of flax, but in hot weather it is very difficult to work. If you look closely, you can see the field of ripe wheat, which mows the combine.
The painter very realistically depicted the life of the peasants at the height of the harvest. The sensation of spaciousness, boundless and endless fields is accurately conveyed. One would like to run through it, inhale the aroma of freshly cut grass and feel the spirit of freedom. The picture is made in one tonal scale, it is sunny and even luminous.
The infinity of the golden field flows into the golden reflections of the heavenly surface. Against this beautiful landscape, a woman is depicted in the process of heavy physical labor. The artist in such a contrast shows the difficult female fate, harvesting.
It is a reflection of the hard physical labor on his canvases that brought the master popularity and numerous awards. The heroes of her paintings are representatives of the working and peasant class.