The picture is painted in oil on canvas in 1873.
Directions in painting: realism.
Cloth refers to the late work of the artist. Kramskoy wrote portrait and historical painting. Well versed in landscapes, but did not give them preference in his work. His portraits were distinguished by the ability of the artist to accurately convey the faces of people. But he could not always be interested in them, preferring the overall plan.
The canvas “Girl with a Spit dissolved” was written by the artist for himself, it was all the remaining years of his life in his workshop. The artist wrote it under the influence of mental suffering, in connection with the loss and disappointment of life.
The painting depicts a girl looking into the void. Her face is filled with pallor and soreness. The eyes are sad, full of painful reasoning. Dark shades of blue and brown underline her whitish skin. Her pain is associated with internal suffering. This is the time of turning inward, of spiritual trials. But, not looking at it, the girl is beautiful.
Under the influence of the picture I want to reflect on my life, and to believe that the heroine of the portrait has gone through all the mental anguish and found herself. She is tired and indifferently looking into the void, not paying attention to the artist who is writing her portrait. Kramskoy skillfully painted the face, which gives us the awareness of her longing for a tired look. The elegant earring on the ear of the girl who dilutes the general sad look of the portrait catches the eye.
Kramskoy was a master of portrait genre. For almost two centuries, his canvases amaze with their insight and ability to convey psychological characteristics in subtle details.
The picture is kept in the State Tretyakov Gallery.