Nikolaeva is not only an extraordinary Russian painter. The visual representation of her paintings is second to none. Nikolaeva is not only keen with putting brush in paints then on canvas. She is much interested in passing down her knowledge for continuity and progression.
In this painting of hers, she represented the statue of an angelic lady. Standing before a river looking back in time. With this, Nikolaeva is telling the viewers that memories never die. Although, things end but memories last forever.
Life in its fullness is very short. And, making the best of the limited time is crucial. Because it is those little adventures that form our memories. And, with those memories, Nikolaeva is showing us in paint what a feeling of nostalgia looks like. When we miss and reminisce about the old days.
A glance sends a kind of feeling to the viewer to go back in time only to feel some sweet experience again. It is only a mere fantasy