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Ивайло Петров – писателят като художник
Ivaylo Petrov - The Writer as an Artist

Author(s): Katya Zografova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Ivaylo Petrov, writer-artist, authentic, portraits, painting, literature, rediscovery, Muses, classic

Summary/Abstract: The present text tells a very interesting story - one of the writers, who draw, and the artists who write. Thanks to the the spiritual generosity of the wife of the “writer- artist” - Mrs. Ophelia Denkova-Petrova, who kindly invited me to his home, I had the unique opportunity to touch the authentic and multidirectional world of Ivaylo Petrov - a kind of "a prisoner of two muses." Painting for him was like breathing - so organic and consumeing in his spiritual life, that sometimes he had used the reverse side of his paintings or fiction manuscripts. Among the most famous portraits are those of Emilian Stanev, Boris Dimovski, Valery Petrov, Radoy Ralin, Ivan Radoev and many others; also his numerous self-portraits and favorite places drawings. For me as a literary historian he is yet to be rediscovered not only in the classic Bulgarian prose but also in his talent as an original artist - especially in his charming bigamy with the Muses.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 58-68
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian