A Partisan’s Mother
Study for the painting of the same name (1943, Tretyakov Gallery). 1943
- oil on canvas. 113 х 84,5
Received in 1948 via the Committee for Art, Council of Ministers of the RSFSR
When creating this painting, the artist didn’t have any particular woman in mind but rather all Russian women who’d replaced their husbands and sons in the fields after the latter had gone off to war. These women endured and survived under wartime conditions thanks to their great spiritual strength, will and courage.