I was born in the family of the doctors. My grandfather Zaid Rasulovitch Yunusov served at World War 2 in the Red Army in rifle regiment N 1048. In the battles of 1942 he performed a first aid to more than 300 wounded people at the bataillon medical units. On the 23, 24th of June, 1944 my grandfather made a first aid to 123 victims, 10 of them were seriously wounded. In spite of the hard working conditions he was always an exemple of the cold blood minded qualified work, bravery and highly moral spirit.
He used to say that the prior duty of the doctor is to bring the cure to anyone who is wounded regardless the army the patient serve, regardless his party, regardless the motivation the suffering was engaged to the war. I tried to express in my canvas this wise position full of love to the Humanbeing.
This canvas is named “The bandage to the wounded” and it is dedicated to Peace and War. It was finished to the 9th of May 2017. For my grandfather it is the Victory day, as Uzbek veteran and his birthday personnally.
Dirty hands make white bandages on the hands of the wounded. the hands are pictures with open palms. The white bandage and open palms symbolizes the absence of weapon in talking with enemy, thus act of peace. Dirty hands mean dirty of taking part in war. He helps his enemy, but he has also been dirtied by war. The orange-red background, a contrast to the white bandage, is to express the troubles of war.
On the one hand the canvas is dedicated to the Big Human Peace that little draftsmen try to preserve during so Unhuman War. On the other hand the act of making bandage to the enemy simbolizes the tremendous love to the Humanbeing, that can commit an error, harm himself and so others. Inspite the committed error anyone desserves the love as the Humanity deserves the Peace.
Oil on canvas, 120×80 cm