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The Minov Family of Zographs: Personalities and Works
The Minov Family of Zographs: Personalities and Works

Author(s): Vladimir Dimitrov
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: family of zographs; second half of the 19th century; South-West of Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: The article explores the kinship ties in a family of zographs known under the name of Bundovtsi, who worked during the second half of the 19th century in the South-West of Bulgaria, and the heritage they left behind. In the course of his examination of the Minov zographs and their work, the author comes across new information about the history of the zograph family, which not only provides further clarity and corrects certain mistakes, but also, to a large degree, enriches the notion of the life of zographs during the late Bulgarian Revival. The group of monuments where the zographs’ signatures were identified is located in the South-West of Bulgaria. The author attributes to, and expands the works of the Minov zographs by adding a number of new and so far unknown art monuments. The information and evidence presented of the life and work of the artists from the long-forgotten Minov family fill in some of the existing gaps in the history of ecclesiastical art in this interesting and barely explored region of Bulgaria.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 267-280
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English