Picture “Italian noon”, Brullov, 1827

Picture “Italian noon”, Brullov, 1827
Picture "Italian noon", Brullov, 1827 - 1

  • Posted by Karl Pavlovich Brullov
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: 1827

Overview of the painting :

Italian noon – Karl Pavlovich Brullov. 1827. Oil on canvas. 64×55

   The most popular work of the artist, dismantled by hundreds of thousands of lithographs, reproductions, embroideries, mosaics, puzzles. Where such a demand comes from, such popularity? Obviously, in the sincerity of the artist, who managed to convey his admiration for beauty, youth, light.

   At the sight of a magnificent grape cluster, the girl is frankly delighted with this manifestation of natural generosity. This is the plot of the work. Sunlight fascinates inside every berry, in the hot radiance of golden earrings, in the big brown eyes of the heroine. The barely noticeable blush on the cheeks of the heroine creates an amazingly trepidable and fresh image. White blouse shades dark velvet skin. The girl who soaked the rays of the hot sun, as if she herself radiates warm light.

   Dark greens of vine leaves, old stairs, wicker basket – details designed to emphasize the brightness of the midday sun, the warmth of summer Italian day.

   Girl, grape cluster, sun – folds into harmony that distinguishes all the work of the artist.