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Karl Bryullov: The Last Day of Pompeii  
Karl Bryullov  (1799–1852) 
DescriptionRussian painter, architect and graphic artist
Date of birth/death12 December 1799 (in Julian calendar) / 12 December 1799 23 June 1852 
Location of birth/deathSaint PetersburgManziana
Work locationSaint Petersburg, Moscow, Rome
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TitleThe Last Day of Pompeii
Object typepainting
Genrehistory painting 
DescriptionEspañol: Karl Briulov visitó Pompeya en 1828, y en esa oportunidad realizó bocetos representando la erupción del Monte Vesubio del año 79 d.C. ; la pintura hecha por el artista en base a estos bocetos, recibió muchos elogios en la exposición realizada en Roma, aportando a Briullov más aclamación y reconocimiento que el que pudiera haber recibido por cualquier otra obra suya. Esa fue la primera obra de arte rusa que causó tanto interés en el extranjero, inspirando un poema antológico de Alexander Pushkin, así como la novela "Los últimos días de Pompeya" de Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Así se ha desarrollado un tema clásico, aunque incluyendo características del romanticismo tal como se lo ha manifestado en el arte ruso, al abarcar el drama, el realismo templado (mezclado) con el idealismo, el interés por la naturaleza, y la afición por los temas históricos. Un autorretrato se presenta en la esquina superior izquierda de esta pintura, bajo el campanario, aunque no es fácil de ubicar e identificar.
English: Briullov visited Pompeii in 1828 and made sketches depicting the AD 79 Vesuvius eruption. The painting received rapturous reviews at its exhibition in Rome and brought Briullov more acclaim than any other work during his lifetime. The first Russian artwork to cause such an interest abroad, it inspired an anthologic poem by Alexander Pushkin, and the novel The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. It depicts a classical topic but exhibits characteristics of Romanticism as manifested in Russian art, including drama, realism tempered with idealism, interest in nature, and a fondness for historical subjects. A self portrait is in the upper left corner of the painting, under the steeple, but not easy to identify.
Deutsch: Das Ölgemälde Der letzte Tag von Pompeji ist ein großformatiges Historiengemälde des russischen Malers Karl Pawlowitsch Brjullow aus den Jahren 1830 bis 1833. Das Bild zeigt den Ausbruch des Vesuvs am 24. August des Jahres 79 n. Chr.. Sicher belegt ist ein Besuch des Malers in Pompeji im Jahr 1827. Dabei war er so beeindruckt von der Via dei Sepolcri, dass er sich entschloss, die Geschehnisse in einem Gemälde festzuhalten. Briefe legen nahe, dass Brjullow den Augenzeugenbericht von Plinius dem Jüngeren gelesen hatte und ihn als Vorbild für das Gemälde nutzte.
Depicted peopleYuliya Samoylova 
Date(1830 - 1833)
Mediumoil on canvas
DimensionsHeight: 456.5 cm (14.9 ft); Width: 651 cm (21.3 ft)
Russian Museum 
Native nameГосударственный Русский музей 
LocationSaint Petersburg , Russia
Coordinates59° 56′ 19.47″ N, 30° 19′ 56.58″ E
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Accession numberAP-SRM-001
Exhibition historyEnglish: Exhibited in Rome and then transported to the Louvre in Paris. Commissioned by Prince Anatole Demidov, who donated it to Nicholas I of Russia, who displayed it at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Transferred to the Russian Museum at its opening in 1895.
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