Mother by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin
In his Mother (oil on canvas, 1912), Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin portrays a young woman breastfeeding her child. The theme of motherhood would become a major recurring theme for the artist since 1912. For six years he and his wife Mara tried unsuccessfully to conceive a child.
All this time, one after another, he paints motherhood, as if asking God for his own happiness.
Mother is painted in his favorite red color scheme.