The representative of the post-impressionism trend, the artist departs from the concept of instant transmission of the sensually - emotional picture of the world. He is trying to convey the deep philosophical meaning of being. Small details, the rules of the physiological structure of the body and the central figures of the composition become unnecessary.
The transmission of information with the help of color spots with the symbol of figures and faces comes to the fore. The main semantic load now carries the color and overall richness of the picture.
The ballroom fully complies with these concepts. Color spots inside a clear outline resemble stained glass. Large crowds in a small area should radiate fun. After all, all the visitors of the hall came for him.
However, the picture is full of longing and uncertainty. It creates a feeling of being lost in a faceless mass of people like him. The bright colors of the outfits sound sharp dissonance with a dreary and lost expression on the face of a lady in a yellow hat.
There is not a single clearly written face, and visitors are represented by an average crowd with herd instincts. This is emphasized by the color similarity of outfits and accessories. And the farther into the hall the gaze rises, the more people lose their human appearance, turning into a random set of color blots.
The brightness and festivity of the picture are a cover for human longing and loneliness, the inability to find a soul mate among a huge number of people. Everyone does not care who is nearby and only the tinsel of the holiday hides this fact.