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Пространствени търсения в образната система на светската стенопис
Presentation of Space in the Image System of Secular Mural Paintings

Author(s): Anelia Alexandrova
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The presentation of space by mural painters clearly identifies the space dimension of murals in architectural medium. This is conditioned by the close ties of the mural with actual architectural space. This subordination is characteristic in the creation of mural compositions, respectively of the image system. On one hand we observe an illusionary-space treatment of the mural composition with the help of pictorial and perspective methods, the so called three-dimensional-illusionary principle. On the other hand the creation of space in the murals is realized by a relief structuring of the surface of the mural combined with traditional classical methods for achieving illusion of space. This combined method gives better and more diverse possibilities for achieving multiple plans and space. In this case the artist defines much better and more explicitly the different depths of field by a relief structuring of mural surface. This can be seen in the space variations in some of the mural paintings of Boyan Dobrev. He further develops the quests by Garudis and Getzov by structuring the wall. In this way he further breaks up the stereotypes of the 1980s for preservation of the wall surface not only by the three-dimensional images but also by the distinct raising of the levels on the wall. Such a tendency echoes in part of the works of other artists, such as Svilen Blazhev, Kiril S. Kirilov, Kiril Monkov. This is a novel point of view towards the image system of the mural and its treatment as texture contributing in this way to a more modern perception of mural paintings.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 275-277
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian