Goncharova painted many scenes of life in rural Russia. The decorative, stylised quality of this work reflects her interest in folk arts and religious icons.
In this painting two women in a garden lift and carry potted flowers. Behind them other women are carrying more flowers; and behind them we can just about make out the rooftops of a village.
Who do you think the two women are? Notice the way they are dressed with headscarves and bare feet. Do you think they are rich or poor? Where do you think they are taking the flowers to? The artist has used a narrow range of colours in this painting – mainly blues, purples and greys. How do the colours affect the mood of the picture?