Absheron countryside on a Sunday afternoon (2013)
Watercolour on paper
40sm x 60sm
Price: USD 800
Watercolour on paper40sm x 60sm Price: USD 800 Occupyinng the shores of the Caspian Sea, the dramatic Absheron peninsula is home to magnificent Baku, with its surrounding suburban settlements used traditionally as a perfect weekend getaway where people seek a refuge from the haste of a busy city life. This painting is Sakina’s reflection on the importance of solitude and occasional escape to the countryside. The flowering shrubs and bushes in the front of the picture emphasise the feeling of joy and relaxation as a Sunday afternoon spills its late summer treasures and thrills. In the back, the house is inviting those on journey inside, promising a tranquil ambiance and unforgettable home away from home experience under the blue skies.
Sakina’s painting narrates about a calm and still weather, which is clearly a rarity in Baku – the place that has rightfully earned the title of the city of winds. Along the dusty roads of Baku suburbs, Sakina seeks to uncover the hidden, to discover and explore the unfiltered beauty of the Absheron nature calling us to look no further. The beauty is in simplicity. Happiness is right where we are, if only we can stop and gaze at the scene that surrounds us.
But the clouds are coming to Baku - the versatility of Baku weather is like mood swings one can never predict ahead of time. It reminds us of the transition between day and night, the sun and the moon, leaving the bittersweet feeling of the end as the sunny day on a casual weekend will steadily turn into a rainy Monday.