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Karl Briullov

 (1799 - 1852)
Karl Pavlovich Briullov was active/lived in Russian Federation, Italy.  Karl Briullov is known for historical painting, romanticism.

Self-portrait

Biography   Karl Briullov


The 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 Walter S   ...  Displaying 750 of 3110 characters.

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