This canvas is one of the most popular and recognizable. Reproduction can be found on the pages of books, New Year cards, souvenirs. Such interest in the picture is not without reason. The landscape is made very skillfully. Especially managed to artist the sky. It consists of golden, beige and peach shades. These colors are not typical for the gray northern capital. However, the pictured day is especially clear and fine. Behind Somov wrote a delicate lace of trees and shrubs, giving an extra airy impression.
The work, like a mosaic, is made up of three parts. This technique is called a triptych, and is often used by the author in other works. On the left is a spectacular lady in a bright red robe trimmed with fur. Under her arm is a perfect gentleman. Nearby is a young man who failed on a love front. He theatrically turned away from the couple. His image is full of despair and suffering. Against the background of the accident again two. A man and a woman roll on the ice with ease. They are happy and cheerful.
A closer look at the work can be seen a quiet alley in the background. This element is especially characteristic of the artist. K. A. Somov as if calling into uncharted distance. A young man, unsuccessfully set foot on the ice, sprawled before the avenue. His position is extremely funny. A young lady hurries to the aid of the mountain-skater. The group forms the last, third plot of the canvas. In this there is a slight mockery and irony over the people depicted in the picture.