An old woman with a bunch of branches on her back.
by Olga Unal
On this painting, I have painted an old Turkish woman who is walking in the snow with a bunch of branches on her back. It is obvious that she is making a hard work, which is not suitable neither for her sex nor for her age, but life has put her in the circumstances when she has to do it. She has gone up into the mountains to look for the fuel for the stove to keep her house warm. You can see a male figure doing the same job in the background, but he is with a domestic animal that helps him. Although the old woman is, obviously, tired and sad, she is quite feminine in her skirt and peach-colour scarf. She continues to be a woman when performing a manâ€™s duty. The nature around astonishes us with its beauty, the high mountain picks covered in white remind that life can be hard and full of things to be admired in the same time.
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