The Last Days of Pompeii

Karl Bryullov (1799-1852) Karl Bryullov was born in the last year of the 18th century in Sankt Petersburg, Russian Empire, as Charles Bruleau. Although a Russian by birth, Bryullov’s artistic mind, which he inherited from his Huguenot academician father, was attracted to Italy and Europe. The young aspiring painter attended the Imperial Academy of Arts … Continue reading The Last Days of Pompeii