A very old painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticeli “Abandoned” is the fruit of the last days of his work. The joy expressed in the work “Spring”, which personified all the possible positive emotions of a person.
The sorrow that Sandro displayed in “Abandoned”. One can only guess what a difficult path the author went through during this period of time. If the first picture is a real example of cheerfulness, then the latter represents hopelessness and despondency.
Fatality – only this word comes to mind when you watch a girl drooping her head sitting on the steps near the big gate. Who knows what brought her there. Maybe this is a city plague-stricken, which people left in a hurry. Or maybe the expulsion of a young maiden for the walls of the city. Unknown.
What did she do before sitting down on the steps. Maybe she screamed, hysterically beat about the gate. Or maybe, in silence, she came up and just sat down, with her face on her knees. Something is scattered around it. Are they recent traces of the struggle, or are these things forgotten by citizens. Or maybe they belong to her? Evil guards of the city threw them out of the gate after they did it with the most miserable.
Only guesses remain. There are no notes on what the artist meant.
Against the background of monochrome walls and steps, only the girl’s curls stand out. Her burning black hair does not develop, but resignedly lie on her shoulders, as if reflecting the state of her mistress. Leather, apparel – all this coincides with the background of the picture.
The first element that is noticeable is only the curls, after which attention falls on the hands covering the crying face. And only then the edge of the sky is visible, which looks out from behind the gate, as if showing a serene, happy life there behind the walls. The one she lost.