The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Bryullov

Year: 1833Artist: Categories: ,

The Last Day of Pompeii is a large historical painting by Karl Bryullov created between 1830-1833.

The work features the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. It is especially notable for its positioning between emerging Romanticism in France at the time, and Neoclassicism, the predominant style in Russia at the time.

The painting credited Bryullov as the first Russian painter to have an international reputation and inspired Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s world famous novel of the same name.

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