The artist is Goncharova
The canvas belongs to the number of the most perfect creations of Goncharova at the stage. In them, stories from the life of ordinary people have lost their traditional social estimates for Russian painting. The artist had interest in „From the age of century “repeated classes of women – harvest, harvest, whiteness of the canvas, washing linen and so on.
Devoid of lengthy narrative and „timeless ", these scenes with their self -deepened, as if sacred heroines are perceived as a kind of solemn ritual coming from antiquity. This sensation is facilitated by a restrained flavor and weighting intentionally „Simplified “hands, legs, figures of characters. In such stylistics, researchers of the work of Natalia Goncharova sometimes see the influence „Thaitansky "paintings of the Gauguen field. Meanwhile, it reflects the fascination of the artist by the Russian bast and archaic plastic of ancient peoples – „stone women ", who were still found in the steppes of southern Russia in the middle of the twentieth century.
The Russian Museum. From the icon to the present. 2005. With. 296.