Lika Yanko and Binka Zhelyazkova: a creative collaboration at the verge of realism Cover Image
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Лика Янко и Бинка Желязкова: творческо сътрудничество на границата на реализма
Lika Yanko and Binka Zhelyazkova: a creative collaboration at the verge of realism

Author(s): Eva-Maria Ivanova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: realism; women collaboration; ‘The last word’; mural; poetics

Summary/Abstract: The paper is dedicated to the unstudied artistic collaboration between the artist Lika Yanko and director Binka Zhelyazkova. The main subject of the research are the murals created by Yanko after the invitation by Zhelyazkova for the shooting of the film titled ‘The last word’ (1973). The general characteristics of the poetics of the film are studied along with the poetics of the murals of Yanko and their particular place in the film and the oeuvre of the artist. A main point of reference in the text is the problematic of the concept about realism and in particular of the ‘realistic’ features of the techniques applied to recreate the theme, which had a significant political meaning in the epoch of socialism. Could then the way it was presented be perceived as adequate to the principles of ‘socialist realism’? The sought parallel between the director and artist and their artistic idioms in the filn is obvious, it could be a sign for a conscious development of different artistic poetics, bouncing back from realism or creating its own form.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 64-75
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian