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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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- Fall '10
- Karl Pavlovich Briullov