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Два етюда върху изкуството и историята на Черноморския регион през XIX в.
Two Studies on the Art and History of the Nineteenth-Century Black Sea Littoral

Author(s): Aleksander Kuyumdzhiev
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: the Southern Black Sea littoral; icons; icon painters; Monastery of Pomorie; Anchialos

Summary/Abstract: The article seeks to give several icons made by a painter, who signed them using the initials XP MX, currency in science. As far as we know, he worked in the 1810s, in the region of the Southern Black Sea. Nothing is known about his life. His name was probably Michael, but even this has yet to be specified. The second part of the study argues that the Monastery of St George in Pomorie was in fact an out-of-town church surrounded by the churchyard of Anchialos. In all likelihood, the church had been elevated to the monasterial status because of religious and ethnic controversies, perhaps after the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia in 1885, when the town came under Bulgarian control, but its ecclesiastical institutions remained under the jurisdiction of the Oecumenical Patriarchate.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-45
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian