За техниката и материалите в украсата на Добрейшовото четвероевангелие  Cover Image
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On the Technique and Materials of the Illumination in Dobreisho Gospel
За техниката и материалите в украсата на Добрейшовото четвероевангелие

Author(s): Mladost Valkova
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study of the technique and materials of the illumination of Dobreisho Gospel, one of the most famous mediaeval Bulgarian manuscripts of the 13th c . (from the National Library in Sofia 17), is prompted by the visible anomalies in the miniature, representing priest Dobreisho . The materi- als and the manner of accomplishing the whole illumination of the manuscript are examined in order to clarify the reasons for the changes that occurred to the original. The places of latter additions or over painting in the Gospel text, miniatures or ornaments have been localized on the basis of the data from the initial photograph with ultraviolet illumination, infrared and x-ray and the results achieved through the analysis of the paint ingredients (SEM- EDS, FT-IR ). The comparative analysis carried out allows a hypothetic reconstruc- tion to be made of the primary state of the illumination before its later corrections . Though not final, the conclusions make a step further towards the elucidation of the iconographic symbolism and stylistic appurtenance of the manuscript and to solving the enigma of the image of priest Dobreisho in particular . The technological information could be used in the next stage of investigating not only of Dobreisho Gospel, but of other mediaeval South Slavonic manuscripts as well .

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 51-58
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian