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„Падането на разбунтуваните ангели”
Fall of the Rebellious Angels

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

Summary/Abstract: The story about the demonic powers started with the casting away of the angels led by Lucifer – the fallen angel. The moment of the downfall has been depicted in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine as well as in Western Mediaeval and Renaissance art. Subject of this report’s research is the Bulgarian version of the theme which we discovered in the church from the Revival period St Petka in the village of Chuipetlovo, Pernik region. In order to ‘decipher’ the meaning of the image the textual sources – canonic and apocryphal literature has been studied. Searching for similar iconographic parallels the scene is examined in a wider context. Presented are some examples from Eastern and Western art by showing the history of the scene – its origin and development.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 242-247
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian