Description of the painting by Mikhail Vrubel "Girl on the background of the Persian carpet"

Description of the painting by Mikhail Vrubel

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The girl on the background of the Persian carpet is one of the beautiful works of the famous artist Mikhail Vrubel.

A colorful, bright picture appears before the viewer. In the center of the canvas is a young girl, she looks 12-13 years old. A girl of pronounced eastern nationality, she has dark skin, dark eyes and black thick long hair.

The girl has a bright, colorful satin dress - it is overloaded with both color and form, which is typical for the most of gypsy national clothes. The whole picture is filled with rather gloomy light - this is due to the fact that due to the violation of the technique of drying the paint on the canvas, they darkened and faded over time.

A large and bright Persian rug hangs behind the girl. It is embroidered with oriental patterns and flowers. The carpet is very large, he lay with heavy folds on the floor on which the girl sits.

The girl’s hair curls, they are not laid in her hair, but easily and freely fall on the child’s shoulders. The girl has dark thick eyebrows and large eyes with thick eyelashes. The girl's face expresses sadness and fatigue.

On the child’s neck there are several heavy strands of pearls that in a few turns wrap around a thin young neck. Under the weight of these beads it seems the neck is about to break.

The child’s hands are decorated with expensive large rings and rings with natural stones. Such jewelry is incomparable with the age of the girl, she looks deliberately luxurious and completely ridiculous.

The girl’s hands are folded so that one of them covers a pink rose - a symbol of love. Her hands are crossed on her hips, and the girl’s second hand holds a dagger richly decorated with precious and semiprecious stones - an inevitable symbol of death. The girl herself is an indisputable symbol of life, like a child for whom life is yet to come, as well as a woman inside whom a new life once will be born.

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