Every picture of Bryullov - the next stroke to the portrait of a genius
Bryullov's first painting "The Genius of Art" was written by him during the years 1817-1820, during his student days.
Becoming a genius
Karl Bryullov (1799-1852), the brightestrepresentative of the family of artists and architects Bryullov, he studied at the Petersburg Academy of Arts of the Emperor himself from 1809 to 1821, during which he remained the best student. Among his teachers was A. Ivanov ("Appearance of the Messiah"), which student picture of Briullov about Narcissus so much that he bought it for his private collection.
The graduation work brought Bryullov a great gold medal, and gave the right to a foreign trip with the goal of improving his skills at the expense of the Academy.
Brilliant artist Karl Bryullov was in demanduntil his death. He was an unsurpassed portraitist, he posed great people, among whom were members of the royal family. His portrait work became a witness of time.
The artist spent a long period in Italy. This explains so many Italian scenes. On his first trip (1823-1835) to this country, the center of gravity of all artists, Bryullov wrote many canvases that became a prerequisite for his worldwide fame. Among them, Bryullov's painting "The Last Day of Pompeii" (1833). At the exhibition in Paris, she was awarded the Gold Medal. Carl was an amazing draftsman. His sepia (drawings, close to watercolors, but made in brown shades), among which the brilliant "Mountain hunters", like other famous paintings by Briullov, are known all over the world.
Here, in Italy, the artist metCountess Yu. Samoilova, who for many years became his friend, muse and model. Bryullov's painting "The Horseman" - Samoylova's horse portrait - became a recognized masterpiece of world painting.
Painter from childhood was not stronghealth. The years (1836-1843), held in St. Petersburg, did not contribute to its strengthening. And the painting of the Grand Dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral completely undermined it. In 1849 Bryullov left Russia forever and, after visiting Madeira, settles in Italy, with his friend A. Pittoni, a colleague of Garibaldi. Portraits of members of this family and some paintings written at that time are kept in private collections to this day.
The most famous paintings, for example, "Bakhchisarai Fountain" (1849), also contributed to the world recognition of the artist.
A game of color in the style of Karl Bryullov
The most famous pictures of Bryullov are familiar to everyone. One can not doubt that the painting "The Last Day of Pompeii" will be recognized even by people who are very far from the "world of beauty".More to the famous works of Bryullov, exceptThe above mentioned paintings include the Italian Noon (1831), The Siege of Pskov (1843), The Self-Portrait (1848), and The Portrait of Countess Yu. Samoilova, Removing from the Ball (1842). Karl Bryullov is a wonderful colorist. Some compare it to Rubens. After viewing the retrospective of his paintings in the shower remains a bright joyful feeling. He was subject to all genres of painting, in any of which he deserves a "brilliant" characterization.
M. Gorky took him to the three geniuses of Russian culture and art, which are Pushkin, Glinka and Bryullov, the brightest representatives of the "golden age" of Russia.