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До Мюнхен и назад – житейските и творческите пътувания на Иван Пенков (1897-1957)
To Munich and Back – the Life Experience and Creative Travels of Ivan Penkov

Author(s): Milena Georgieva
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Ivan Penkov is deeply connected during all of his life with the city of Munich . We could state that Munich has shaped him as a modern creative person. During his mature years it was Munich where the artist informed himself about novelties in art but also the place where in his later years he managed to show and realizes his unique art. The article looks at the perception of what was seen, learnt, comprehended from this city by the Bulgarian artist in three main directions – the bohemia as a medium and artistic way of living, the easel art and the applied and monumental project of the artist, connected directly or indirectly with this city . The studies in Munich in 1922-1923 opened up many new horizons before the young artists Ivan Penkov and Dechko uzunov . The environment where they found themselves was exceptionally creative. Different activities of Penkov among the Bulgarian art col- ony are examined – as artistic director of the humoristic newspaper klepalo, founder of a bohemian album, as author of early portrait sketches, oil paintings – landscapes and compositions, conceived and realized in Munich, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 39-46
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian