Italian afternoon (Italian, removing grapes)

The artist is Bryullov

The Italian Genre paved ways to realistic vision to the academic art system. Supporters of official art, approving the picture as a whole, noticed that it has more pleasantness than proportionality, gently reproaching the artist in a retreat from classical norms. Bryullov defended the artist’s right to reproduce the features of “simple nature, which we are more common and often even more like than the strict beauty of statues”. In this simple household plot, the artist, working from nature, looked for the beautiful in a simple and everyday.

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