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Тефтерите с рисунки на банските зографи
Sketchpads of Icon-painters from Bansko

Author(s): Elena Genova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Archaeology, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, History of Church(es), Visual Arts, Theology and Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The latest special phenomenon in the nineteenth-century art was assuming a new attitude towards the preparatory stages in the work, an emanation of a Renaissance artist, being a quantum leap from the compulsory Hermeneia (Painter’s Manual also known as Painter’s Guide of an Orthodox icon-painter) in the painter’s non-commissioned artworks. The paper deals with three sketchpads of several generations of icon-painters from Bansko, kept at the Ivan Dujčev Center for Slavo-Byzantine Studies, University of Sofia. The firs and the most significant one is that of the founder of the Art Centre of Bansko, Toma Vishanov- Molera, dated personally by him form 1786. The second one has been signed by Mihalko Uvanov Golev, and the third one probably belonged to Dimiter Sirleshtov. The attribution of authorship is tentative, to a degree, as the other abovementioned icon-painters have made drawings on blank sheets along with Dimiter Molerov. Among the drawings, models for various subjects occur, some of them realized in murals or icons. A substantial part of these has been used for training.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 301-311
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian