Post-Byzantine Wall Paintings in the Church of St. Theodore near Boboshevo and its art circle Cover Image
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Поствизантийските стенописи в църквата „Св. Теодор” при Бобошево и техният художествен кръг
Post-Byzantine Wall Paintings in the Church of St. Theodore near Boboshevo and its art circle

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

Summary/Abstract: The present study examines the Post-Byzantine wall paintings in the church of St. Theodore near Boboshevo which are well-known in literature. The accent is placed on the iconographic and stylistic char- acteristics of the paintings which are quite helpful in the precise dating of the church and in pointing out its art circle. The elements of the mural program of the church of St. Theodore near Boboshevo which the author examines – the arrangement of the images, some iconographic specificities (especially in the scenes of the Nativity, Denial and Repentance of St. Peter, the mocking of Christ and Judas’s Suicide), the presence of the image of St. Sava (St. Sabbas) Archbishop of Serbia and last (but not least) the style of the paintings, bear whitness of its creation circa 1505 by masters from Kastoria and not in the 14th or 17th c. as the predominant point of view in literature is. The Boboshevo murals are not the most representative monuments of the Kastoria art circle of that period but they bear whitness of the presence of one of the Kastoria’s ateliers from the beginning of the 16th c. on the territory of Bulgaria; master painters from the same atelier and may be the same icon painters some time earlier have painted in the church of St. Nikolaos Magaliou in Kastoria.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-22
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian