The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Bryullov
The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Bryullov

The Last Day of Pompeii c1833 by Russian Painter Karl Bryullov (1799 – 1852 – born Charles Bruleau); a portraitist, genre and historical artist, is regarded as a key figure in the transition from Russian Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

This powerful work by Bryullov depicts the inhabitants of Pompeii (Founded sometime between 6th & 7th Century B.C.), as they bear witness to the horror of the destruction of their city during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 A.D.).

With rocks, ash and lava descending upon them; men, women, children and animals try to flea the destruction of their city, in what will be, their last moments of life.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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