The women he paints are so perfectly dissociated, there is this overwhelming solitude in the air...
Here is someone's "reenactment" of the scene:
Someone has taken pretty assertive stance - below is a superbly captivating interpretation of another painting by the same artist.
Quadri vivendi, the original version:
The same scene reenacted, with the scene from the painting inserted as a graphic banner.
I don't know who the artist/photographer is but it is cool fun.
The reenactments come from a super interesting Italian blog: http://artepignato.blogspot.ca/2010/09/quadri-viventi-di-silvestro-lega.html