Anatoly Zverev's great fame - fame of the portrait painter. He created thousands of female portraits, each of which is a real masterpiece. While official art instilled the image of a woman-a worker and a collective farmer, Zverev wrote something completely different. They were not women stokers and carpenters, but gentle, slightly sad aerial creatures, seen here and there, instantly sensed and ingeniously guessed. This is a world saved by beauty.