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"Ecce Homo” на Кирил Цонев – нови изследвания върху творчеството на художника в Мюнхен
"Ecce Homo” by Kiril Tzonev – New Research on the Creative Work of the Artist

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

Summary/Abstract: Kiril Tzonev in Munich – this is an infinite subject of artistic research. New research on the creative work of Tzonev led to discoveries concerning his paintings as well as archive materials. The great number of new aspects, elaborated on the basis of this material opened up new perspectives for analysis of the creative personality of Tzonev. The present study does not aim to generalize all these aspects but to underline the need of an indepth view in the details of each one of them, inspired by the portrait of Vladimir Dimitrov maistora by Kiril Tzonev. During the study of these well known facts and on the basis of the newly discovered information the analysis logically starts off with the detailed description which points out the key points of this research. The description of the components of the painting shows not only the wonderful skills of the artist Kiril Tzonev but also, comparing it with other works of the same artist, numerous stylistic characteristics. an additional contribution in widening the possibilities for interpretation of the portrait of Vladimir Dimitrov maistora were offered when comparison with the artistic works of other authors were made. The subject of the portrait is compared with images of ancient philosophers and propor- tions. Biographical data supplement the analysis of the painting. Subject of study are the close friendship, spiritual ties and fruitful exchange of ideas between maistora and Tzonev. The comprehensive description made of the painting’s details present an unknown up to now inscription on the canvas: Ecce Homo. This inscription allows for a much more complex interpretation. In order to understand it one has to make an iconographic review of Ecce Homo as a motive in art. This analysis offers a possibility for a comprehensive interpretation of a re- markable portrait painted by Tzonev. It is enriched with a mighty message but also proves the creative genius and intellectual might of the artist – a merited chairman of the News.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 39-47
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian