Karl Pavlovich Briullo1

Karl Pavlovich Briullo1 - overnight one of the best known...

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Karl Pavlovich Briullov: The Last Day of Pompeii (1830-1833) Oil on canvas, 456,5 x 651 cm. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Karl Pavlovich Briullov, a “Russian painter, portraitist, genrist,” was born in 1799, at the end of neoclassical period in Russia. Despite his education at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Briullov did not welcome the idea of the return to classicism and, like many other artists, he refused to submit completely to the Academy’s canon. After establishing himself as a promising and talented student, Briullov traveled to Rome, where he worked as a portraitist and a genre painter, until he got involved in historical painting. His most famous work, The Last Day of Pompeii, was warmly accepted by the public, making him
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Unformatted text preview: overnight one of the best known painters of his time (RussianPaintings.neti), and a dictator in Russian Art (Lord 214). Soon after finishing The Last Day of Pompeii, [Briullov] returned to Russia, where he was joyously received. While teaching at the Academy (1836-1848), he continued his own artistic efforts, but was unable to produce a work comparable to his masterpiece" (RussianPaintings.net). His realistic portraits, combining a neoclassical simplicity with a romantic tendency that fused well, are more successful. A transitional figure between Russian neoclassicism and romanticism, [Briullov] may be considered the first Russian artist of international fame...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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