The picture has a lot of characters, and it is also filled with fears and expectations of the artist at the same time. The background of the canvas is the sky in the stars before dawn. And at such a predawn time, two girlfriends are engaged in ordinary women's affairs: they try on new furniture.
The clothes are still not quite ready, and the fabric, falling down, turns into the strong hands of a man who does not want to let go of a refined figure. One of her friends leaned in thought over the sketch of the next outfit. The models are very delicate. Their fragility is emphasized by an egg visible on a white board.
In the background of the canvas, the situation is much more interesting. Here, a small figure of a man in absolute solitude examines the head of a dog, on the crown of which there are rocks. Everything is symbolic here: the rock - obstacles in achieving the goal, the head of the dog - devotion, which often scares. Similar difficulties always get in the way in a man’s relationship with the beautiful half of humanity. On the one hand, they have a fear of sin, and on the other, the possibility of temptation.
However, the illusion will soon collapse - the sun will rise. After its rise, the shadows will disappear, the features of the earthly man will be returned to the figures of women. And, undoubtedly, fears will disappear, which may come back.
The color palette of the canvas is very wide, all the colors of the work are connected by the dress of the lady working on the drawing. But the bright red belt reflects its inner essence.
Creating a canvas, the artist experiments in the field of fantasy. All objects in the picture are symbols.
For example, the head of one of the heroines is woven from flowers, which emphasizes the charm, as well as the illusory nature of the posing model.
The picture is filled with air. All objects are in the same plane, but the horizon is empty.
In his work, Dali hints that the dress will never be sewn. This is a kind of attempt to show the continuity of the relationship between true beauty and humanity.
Painting Nesterov Philosophers