Wounded Greek, fallen from the horse by Karl Bryullov

Wounded Greek, fallen from the horse by Karl Bryullov

The image of the Greek people, heroically fighting for independence, found the perfect embodiment in the drawing “The Wounded Greek”. The huge expression of the pathetic is full of the figure of a Greek fallen from a horse, who does not release weapons at the time of a fatal wound.

In his head thrown backwards, with the strands of black hair spreading over the earth, in painfully raised eyebrows and half-opened lips there is so much pain and anguish that a unique impression of the tragic death of a freedom fighter is created. With virtuosic skill, Bryullov depicts a fallen Greek and his horse, taken in a complex, dynamic foreshortening. The breadth and breadth of the brush are combined in sepia with almost jewelry decoration of the clothing ornament.

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