Karl Briullov (Карл Павлович Брюлов) (1799-1852)

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Self-Portrait 1848

Self-Portrait, 1848

Karl Briullov was the first Russian painter of international standing. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

Bathsheba 1832

Bathsheba, 1832

Born of French parents in St. Petersburg, Carlo Brulleau (as his name was spelled until 1822) felt drawn to Italy from his early years. Despite his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1809-1821), Briullov never fully embraced the classical style taught by his mentors and promoted by his brother, Alexander Briullov. After distinguishing himself as a promising and imaginative student and finishing his education, he left Russia for Rome where he worked until 1835 as a portraitist and genre painter, though his fame as an artist came when he began doing historical painting.

Italian Midday 1827

Italian Midday, 1827

His best-known work, The Last Day of Pompeii (1830-1833), is a vast composition compared by Pushkin and Gogol to the best works of Rubens and Van Dyck. It created a sensation in Italy and established Briullov as one of the finest European painters of his day. After completing this work, he triumphantly returned to the Russian capital, where he made many friends among the aristocracy and intellectual elite and obtained a high post in the Imperial Academy of Arts.

The Last Day of Pompeii 1830-1833

The Last Day of Pompeii, 1830-1833

While teaching at the academy (1836-1848), he developed a portrait style which combined a neoclassical simplicity with a romantic tendency that fused well, and his penchant for realism was satisfied with an intriguing level of psychological penetration. While he was working on the plafond of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, his health suddenly deteriorated. Following advice of his doctors, Briullov left Russia for Madeira in 1849 and spent the last three years of his life in Italy. He is buried at the Cemeterio degli Inglesi in Rome.

Diana, Endymion and Satyr

Diana, Endymion and Satyr

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