A characteristic feature of the work of the artist Alexander Yakovlevich Golovin is the depiction of bright and incomparable still lifes. The author especially liked to paint still lifes with various colors: from noble ones, such as roses, to simple and unusually beautiful modest wildflowers. Flowers are the central image of his compositions. Still life “Flowers in a Vase” is one of the most famous canvases of the artist.
This still-life depicts a bouquet of bright flowers (phloxes, lilies, gladioli) in a frame of several roses, standing on a pier glass. The mirror reflection of a vase with flowers gives the depicted hue additional expression. Bright gamut in a picture is brought by images of white heavy curtains and a snow-white tablecloth. From the very canvas, it breathes a special summer fragrant freshness and warmth.
Flowers in a glass vase, a carelessly thrown female shawl with fancy patterns, a box of gold standing nearby are elegant and attractive. With their appearance they remind of the owner of this room, who cut off such a bouquet or received it from the hands of a man in love with her. In the picture itself there is a lot of sensual and beautiful. The red color that dominates here tells us about love, maybe passionate, maybe romantic. Next to the pier is a small statuette in the shape of a bird with a woman’s face, which is also a symbol of the female element. In this picture, various themes are intertwined: this is the joy of youth and summer heat, and the beauty of nature, personified in a bouquet of fresh flowers, and the desire for love. Therefore, it is worth looking at such a picture in moments of anxiety and sadness. The joyful mood in her