(1799 - 1852)
Karl Pavlovich Briullov was active/lived in Russian Federation, Italy. Karl Briullov is known for historical painting, romanticism.
Biography Karl Briullov
Russian son of an Italian sculptor, Karl Bryullov studied at the Imperial
Academy from 1815 to 1821 under the guidance of Andrei Ivanov
(1772-1848). He settled in Rome between 1823 and 1824 and had major
success with The Last Day of Pompeii, (1830-3; St. Petersburg,
Russian State Museum), inspired by archaeological research, Pliny's
account, and Pacini's opera (1825). The work reputedly moved
Bulwer-Lytton to write his novel The Last Days of Pompeii (1834).
A combination of Raphael's classicism (it includes references to the Fire in the Borgo),
realistic accuracy, and melodramatic Romanticism, it was admired by Sir
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