The Iconography of Dicho Zograph in the Church St. George, Lazarpole (Contribution to the Earliest Signed Works) Cover Image
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Живописот на Дичо Зограф во црквата „Св. Георги”, Лазарополе (прилози кон познавање на наjраните потпишани дела)
The Iconography of Dicho Zograph in the Church St. George, Lazarpole (Contribution to the Earliest Signed Works)

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

Summary/Abstract: The text examines the work of Dicho Zograph in the church St. George in the village Lazarpole, Mala Reka Debarsko. Following the restoration of the church part of the initial murals by Dicho in the apsis were discovered as well as some 30 unknown icons. In the apsis were discovered part of the figures of bishops, part of the composition Melismos – St. Basil the Great, St. Spyridon, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. Sava and St. Grigory Dvoeslov. All images resemble stylistically the realistic manner of Dicho from the period 1844/5-1852. Two ktitor’s inscriptions from 1941 were preserved in the church but we are not sure whether the murals relate to that period. They could have been made later since Dicho returns for a number of times to the village for different orders. Of the newly discovered icons two for the moment have been identified as the earliest signed by him icons from 1840. The icons in question are the Three Hierarchs and the icon of St. Panteleimon and St. Paraskeva. The rest of the icons were made for the church in the period 1843-1844. They are of great importance for the study of the development of his style in these important first years. Not less important are the icons of 1854: St. Theodore Tyrone, St. Haralambos, St. Sava, St. Euthymius and St. Anthony which can be dated during the period of progress of the creative work of the icon painter and also reflected his style.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 24-28
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Macedonian