Traveling with Maxim Gorkiy
As so often, it's rather about allusion than description. This also applies to the persons represented; flat silhouettes of people, their heads depicted in profile, faces with no expression, formal gestures. In the background, a little bit of everyday life; the hard, square, stone architecture arises from ocher-colored, brownish, blackish mush of mud. It is a demonstration of the function of the central perspective, an idealized representation of a tropical paradise. Strangely, there's no absurdity in this.