Karl Bryullov

1799-1852 Russia/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Karl Pavlovich Bryullov was born in Saint Petersburg to parents of French origin. His father Pavel Ivanovich, who was an artist, gave Karl his initial tutorage before he entered the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1809.
In 1822, he travelled to Italy with his two brothers who were also artists. Karl was soon impressed by Romanticism and painted several copies from museums along with genre scenes throughout Rome. He supported himself doing portraits of many resident Russians and local nobility.
In 1835, he went to Moscow where he was successful doing portraits of notable writers, actors and poets; one was of playwright Alexey Tolstoy. Nicholas I, commissioned him to paint the Siege of Pskov, which he never finished.
In the 1840s, he went to Madeira to improve his health, which had quickly deteriorated. There he had a fruitful period, painting many portraits and watercolours. He spent his final years in Italy where he died near Rome in 1852. His most noted work was The Last Day of Pompeii which he completed at the end of his first stay in Italy and was to seal his career.

 

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A turkish girl

a turkish girl

at the mother of
god oak

at the mother of god oak


bathsheba

bathsheba

confession of an
italian woman

confession of an italian woman

countess yu p.
samoilova

countess yu p. samoilova and her ward amacilia pacini leaving a ball

death of inessa
de castro

death of inessa de castro

demonstration in
rome in 1846

demonstration in rome in 1846

diana endymion
and satyr

diana endymion and satyr


expecting a child

expecting a child

genserich's invasion
of rome

genserich's invasion of rome

giovanina and
amacilia pacini

giovanina and amacilia pacini

grand duchess elena
pavlovna

grand duchess elena pavlovna and her daughter maria


italian midday

italian midday

m. a. beck and her
daughter m. i. beck

m. a. beck and her daughter m. i. beck


m. a. kikina

m. a. kikina

member of the state
council of the book

member of the state council of the book a n holytsyna

pifferary in front
of madonna

pifferary in front of madonna

playwright alexey
tolstoy as a youth

playwright alexey tolstoy as a youth

princess ye p.
saltykova

princess ye p. saltykova


satyr and bacchante

satyr and bacchante


self portrait

self portrait

siege of pskov by
polish king stefan

siege of pskov by polish king stefan batory

svetlana guessing
on her future

svetlana guessing on her future

the artist prince
g. g. gagarin

the artist prince g. g. gagarin

the last days
of pompeii

the last days of pompeii

the military and
his servant

the military and his servant


the model

the model

the princess ye p. saltykova

the princess ye p. saltykova

the shishmariov
sisters

the shishmariov sisters

ulia samoylova with
giovannina pacini

ulia samoylova with giovannina pacini and black boy

volkonskis children
with blackamoor

volkonskis children with blackamoor

ye mussart and
e. mussart

ye mussart and e. mussart