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Images and Texts across Time: The Three Layers of Mural Paintings in the Church of St George in Sofia
Images and Texts across Time: The Three Layers of Mural Paintings in the Church of St George in Sofia

Author(s): Elka Bakalova, Tsvetan Vasilev
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: With a history stretching back about sixteen centuries, the church of St George in Sofia is one of the most emblematic landmarks of the city. The three mural layers represent the leading trends in the Byzantine art of the period when they were created: from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. This study offers a new interpretation of the epigraphic data from the scrolls of the saints, which are depicted in the second layer. By analyzing the relevant literary sources – wherever possible – the study reveals the importance of these texts for the spiritual aspirations of their reading publics.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 171-192
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English, Bulgarian