Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, one of those artists, is among the people that they knew – they were created for art. Despite all the setbacks, he continued to work on himself and improved.
The artist often experienced creative torment, but continued to create everything smoothly. The picture “Doll” of 1905, was written by the author, when he created a cycle of works about Petersburg, he compared the old city with the new one, tried to describe what spirit reigned in the life of the city. The author often tried to capture and reflect the spirit of the era.
The painting “Doll”, conceals a deep meaning in itself, the old doll on the window sill of a long-abandoned wooden house symbolizes memories of the past, of childhood, of significant events in human life.
In the works of Dobuzhinsky beginning of the twentieth century, there is a certain nostalgia, and even depression, the artist sincerely misses the old city. The view from the window resembles an old, kind rural courtyard, where there is a small barn.
Although the author painted an old house that is located in Petersburg, it looks like a rustic cozy house, which used to be in the city a lot. The artist shows how time has changed, and the old battered doll resembles a carefree old city, where happiness, goodwill, innocence could be met at every corner, now this is not there, only bright memories remain.
The picture makes us rethink human values, and also to think about whether the changes are good, whether the new person likes everything. Everyone for himself must find the answers to these questions, the canvas only leads to them.
When seeing a work, the viewer may have different emotions, as the picture helps to remember and think about the past, and already every person has different feelings about this relief, nostalgia, hatred, moral satisfaction.