The artist is a schoolboy
From the cycle of works performed in Bakhchisarai.
The unusual motive of the “landscape” depicting the street of the deserted eastern city, semi -precast and mysterious, as if inspired by the fantasies of “thousands and one night”. Of particular mystery gives the landscape his “minor tonality”, characteristic of many paintings by Joseph of a student, which is through in tense blue-lilac color, in anxious contrasting intersperses of red and black, yellow and blue. In the decorativeness of the picture, we will notice the echo of folk art, to which the schoolboy was passionate, like many other artists of his circle, and a kind of orientalism, which was an important component into the Russian art of the early 1910s.