Karl Pavlovich Bryullov is a famous Russian artist who, during his lifetime, enjoyed great fame. For some time he worked in Italy and experienced the profound impact of ancient and modern Italian art. The Italian paintings of KP Bryullov, among which “Bathsheba” refers, are permeated with a sensual, unhappy one. In them one can observe a romantic interpretation of mythological and historical themes. The artist takes plots from ancient mythology or from the Bible. The heroine of the picture of K. Bryullov “Bathsheba” – the wife of King David and the mother of King Solomon, the wisest of the kings. The legend says that one day King David accidentally saw the bathing beauty of Bathsheba and fell in love with her. Wanting to get rid of her husband, he sent him to
Looking at the picture of KP Bryullov “Bath-Sheba”, the spectator seems to be transferred to an ideal past, covered with myths and legends.