Description of the picture:
Interrupted date – Karl Pavlovich Bryullov ("Water runs over the edge") 1827-1830. Cardboard, watercolor, graphic pencil, 20 three x 100 eighty seven cm
In the 1820s, while touring Italy, Bryullov was fond of genre painting, and often he chose the technique of watercolor. First decades, the first watercolor “Interrupted date” appears (there will be two of them with such a title).
The work immediately draws attention to itself – the painter goes beyond the scope of entertaining scenes designed to decorate the album. Apart from the special presentation and the latest interpretation of the genre, the style of the master is also amazing – the lyrical scene, which displays a small meeting of 2 lovers, permeates the catchy light, is also characterized by the accuracy of the picture and the realistic pose. Bryullov was the first to direct the attention of the public to watercolor, as a method of embodying chamber scenes, which, with all this, speaks an intelligible, understandable language.
The second watercolor, entitled “First Date,” appeared in the late 1820s. It should be noted that this work is more famous. The second title of the picture is “Water is already running over the edge.”
From the first minutes of looking at the picture, you begin to wonder how many “talking” details were found here. This is a difficult genre sketch in the watercolor technique, but a whole story. Two young Italians in love met at the well, but their tender date was cut short by the maid’s mother, appearing at the window at one point. The young man is embarrassed and upset, and the woman is so wilted that she does not notice that the water has long reached the edges of the bucket and overflows."