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The Murals of Saint Petka Church in Svoge
The Murals of Saint Petka Church in Svoge

Author(s): Vladimir Dimitrov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН

Summary/Abstract: The main subject of this article is the history and iconographical program of St Petka’s church in Svoge near Sofia. In the years of the Bulgarian National Revival, in spite of the significant upswing in the construction and decoration of public and church buildings, opportunities for expression of the painters were limited. In this period we have a number of changes in the iconographical programs that included introduction of new topics and saints. The description of the iconographical program of the church and the analysis of new historical materials about this temple and of the stylistic peculiarities of the murals contributes to the study of the Northern part (the less studied one) of the so-called Sofia Holy Mountain.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 197-214
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English