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Between Symbolic and Mimetic Artistic Thought in Folk Art from the Revival Period

Author(s): Valentin Angelov
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: During the Bulgarian Revival period dominant is the notion of art as mimesis, in conformity with the Renaissance principles of artistic depiction. In folk art (professional and non-professional) there are, however, spheres where the ancient symbolic thought takes prior position. It is these spheres where reciprocal shifts from imitating nature towards symbolism can be observed. These retro-manifestations are outlined in the article on the basis of examples of the tombstone anthropomorphic plastic forms.

  • Issue Year: XX/1994
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-9
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian