Paper duplicated on cardboard, gouache 49.8x71.1 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky
“Without an equality there is no marriage. A wife, who is excluded from and does not share all interests that occupy her husband, is alien to him, is a concubine, a housekeeper, a nanny, but never the wife in the full and noble meaning of the word”.
When you look at these women appealing to viewers, you begin wondering what feelings the harem women experience, living under one roof: competition, jealousy, humiliation, after all each woman wants to be the only one for her husband.