“Traffic” in images between the avant-garde magazines: contribution of Bulgarian 1920’s magazines Cover Image
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„Трафикът“ на образи в списанията на авангарда – участието на български списания от 1920-те години на ХХ век
“Traffic” in images between the avant-garde magazines: contribution of Bulgarian 1920’s magazines

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

Summary/Abstract: Magazines in Bulgaria as elsewhere have been central to the artistic performance of the avant-garde. During the brief spell between the end of WWI and 1925, Vezni (1919–1922) and Plamak (1923–1925), as well as the short-lived Crescendo (1922) joined the widespread exchange network, established between the numerous avant-garde long-lived and short-lived magazines in different European countries. Alongside texts, reproductions of artistic images and photos of equal worth in terms of their significance provide evidence of the close contacts that Bulgarian magazines and their editors with Geo Milev in the first place maintained with international artistic circles. The article specifies particular methods of exchange of images, i.e. through the printed by the European and mostly the German avant-garde post-cards and circulated portfolios of graphic prints. Practical difficulties in pre-printing the images, which had to be transferred onto new plates, are pointed out. Information from letters and other archival materials is adduced in confirmation of particular though just a few cases in view of the limited length of the article.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 162-170
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian