Overview of the painting by Brullova the Horseman, 1832

Overview of the painting by Brullova the Horseman, 1832
Overview of the painting by Brullova the Horseman, 1832 - 1

  • Posted by Karl Pavlovich Brullov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1832

Overview of the painting :

The rider is Karl Pavlovich Brullov. Oil on canvas. 206 x 291.5 cm

   Brullov’s work brought a fresh stream of romanticism into the painting of Russian classicism. The artist’s works are marked by the affirmation of the sensual beauty of the human body, the dramatic expression of images, and subtle psychology.

   The painting “Horsewoman” was commissioned by Countess Yu. P. Samoilova and depicts her adopted daughters. The main place in the canvas belongs to the movement. The eldest of the sisters – Giovannina – abruptly stops the hot black horse, but she herself remains calm (it was this moment that the contemporaries put in the style of the master).

   A knock of hooves and a perky barking of a dog accompanying the girl on a morning walk made her younger sister Amacilia run out onto the terrace, the image of which is more vividly and brilliantly conveys the immediacy of a little girl. The composition of the portrait-picture is characterized by a clear geometric balance, and the exquisite color gives the whole product a ceremonial character.