Oil Rocks in the Caspian
Birthplace to a New Trend in Soviet Art
"Women of Absheron". The women would always wait for the boat to return to Absheron Peninsula near Baku with their men who were working on the oil rigs at Oil Rocks in the Caspian. As the sea always presented dangers, the women always worried and were anxious. Note here that each woman has withdrawn into her own personal world. Each one is looking off into a different direction. Again, this style contradicts Socialist Realism and is done as a "Severe Style" work, a movement, which the artist Tahir Salahov helped to establish in which art dared to show the true reality of life's harshness. (Oil on canvas, 263 x 263 cm, Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, 1967).
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