Two icons of the icon-painter Atanas Minchov from Batoshevo in NCMHA Cover Image
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Две икони на зографа Атанас Минчов от Батошево в НЦИАМ
Two icons of the icon-painter Atanas Minchov from Batoshevo in NCMHA

Author(s): Aleksander Kuyumdzhiev
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: attribution; home iconostasis; icon case; Wheel of Life; Sevlievo; Troyan Monastery

Summary/Abstract: The article attributes several unknown icons, crafted by the icon-painter Atanas Minchov from Batoshevo, who worked during the second quarter of the 19th century. Two of them are from the icon collection at the National Church Museum of History and Archaeology (NCMHA). The first one depicts The Mother of God Eleousa with Saints. It is shaped in the form of a domestic iconostasis, decorated with woodcarving. On the second icon is the image of The Wheel of Life – a rarely painted plot in the art of icon-painting. It seems that both icons were possessed by the family of the icon-painter, which later were donated to a church in Sevlievo and from there they entered the collection at NCMHA.Atanas Minchov has crafted a huge set of apostle icons for the Troyan Monastery iconostasis catholicon, which are published here for the first time. The specific artistic style of his icons is similar to the one of the icon master John Popnikolov from Gabrovo, which suggests that Atanas Minchov was his pupil.

  • Issue Year: 2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-53
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian