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„Нравоучителни картини” (Иконографска бележка)
„Moral Pictures”: An Iconographical Note

Author(s): Georgi Parpulov
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The 18th and 19th centuries are marked in the Ottoman Balkans by the rise of a more introspective and more conscious religiosity. Being comparable to similar developments in post-Reformation western Europe, this phenomenon brought about the adoption of some Catholic didactic imagery by Orthodox church painters. My note builds on the recent research of Elena Genova and Emanuil Mutafov, and traces two such imports back to their ultimate points of origin: the peintures morales, or miroir de l’âme, designed by Vincent Huby, S.J. (1608-1693) and engraved by Pierre Gallays (d. 1735), and the Vitae Religiosae Typica Descriptio designed by Christophorus Pilckmann, O. Praem (1565-1637) and engraved by Michel Birbaum (fl. 1608-1612). The iconography of both reached the Balkans indirectly, by way of Russia.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 41-43
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian