Russian painting

Piferari before the image of the Madonna, 1825, Bryullov

  • Author: Karl Pavlovich Bryullov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1825
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Description of the picture:

Piferari, itinerant Italian musicians playing the piffero (a pipe), stopped at the entrance to the chapel. An old man and a boy in plain clothes of the Italian poor — colored cloaks and wide-brimmed hats — gaze in awe at the image of the Madonna hanging on the wall. The rays of the bright southern sun are felt in the shade, reflected on the icon, on the stone wall of the chapel, on the faces of the musicians. The beauty of the shining Italian nature is transmitted by Bryullov with surprising authenticity and spontaneity.
Sending in 1822 Karl Pavlovich Bryullov together with his brother Alexander (future architect) to Italy to familiarize themselves with the works of art classics, the Society for the Encouragement of Artists provided its retirees with instructions, which stated: , what ... is called "Tableax de genre" (genre paintings. - Ed.). Thus, the Society warned the artist, shortly before completing the class of historical painting of the St. Petersburg Academy, from hobbies unworthy of high rank In the first period of his stay in Italy, Karl Bryullov wrote exactly the genre scenes, "insides", was interested in the landscape. He creates the paintings "Morning" and "Noon" during these years, depicts scenes from the life of the people - "," Vespers "," Piferari ", etc.
Work from nature in the open air brings new tasks to the young artist, but he does not change the basic principles of the academic school. His paintings are written in a sonorous local color, the forms are outlined with an exact pattern, the formation is thought out and the composition is verified. The poor clothes of his wandering musicians seem beautiful in the rays of the southern sun. The beauty and strict nobility of the forms remain for the pupil of the Academy, with all his interest in the transmission of the directly observed scene from the life of the simple Italian people.

Bryullov pictures
Portrait of Princess Saltykova
The last day of Pompeii
Italian morning
Italian noon
Art genius
Portrait of M. A. Beck
Death of Inessa de Castro
At the Bogoroditsky oak
Girl picking grapes
Herminia among the shepherds
Grandmother and Granddaughter's Sleep
Interrupted date
The Siege of Pskov

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