Art and Faith

Friday, 19 September 2008

Karl Bryullov. The Last Day of Pompeii. 1833

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,historical,human study,Russian,town scene — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Last Day of Pompeii (Karl Brullov, 1833)

This was the first internationally-acclaimed canvas by a Russian painter. Those familiar with art shall see the similarities with David. Bryullov spent most of his working life in Italy, and much of his work is “sunnier” than this piece. Nevertheless, this is the piece that proclaimed that Russian art had “arrived”.

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