To the History and the Murals of Monastery of Dormition of Holy Virgin at Mislovshtitza Cover Image
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Към историята на мисловщичкия манастир „Успение Богородично” и неговите стенописи
To the History and the Murals of Monastery of Dormition of Holy Virgin at Mislovshtitza

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

Summary/Abstract: The monastery of the Dormition of the Holy Virgin at mislovshtitza is one of the not that well researched monuments of the Post-Byzantine period in Bulgaria. Today the monastery structures are half-destroyed while the church is in a very poor condition. Very little of the murals that have decorated the church are preserved there. Most of the murals were taken down during the 1980s. and 1990s and are kept today in the depots of the Regional Historical museum in the city of Pernik. The paper tries to give a general overview of the preserved historical evidences connected with the monastery, the architectural specificities and the reconstruction of the iconographic program of the church. The text is based on some previous research, archive materials, photographs and preserved pictorial fragments. The reconstruction of the iconographic program and more concretely, of one of the partially preserved scenes – The Healing of the Blind Born, shows the connection of the composition from mislovshtitza with a similar scene from the church of St. Prohor Pchinski (1488-1489). These connections give us reasons to believe that the initial painting of the temple was made in the end of the 15th c.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-31
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian