Icons by Nestor Traikov and Danail Nestorov, Icon-Painters from Debar, at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos, Lom, 1894 Cover Image
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Икони на дебърските майстори зографи Нестор Трайков и Данаил Несторов в църквата „Успение Богородично“, Лом, 1894
Icons by Nestor Traikov and Danail Nestorov, Icon-Painters from Debar, at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos, Lom, 1894

Author(s): Rumiana Alexandrova
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 activity of the icon-painters from the Mijak region grouped around Nestor Traikov (1840–1919) and his son Danail Nestorov (1870–?), who worked in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century in Bulgaria’s central and north-western parts, is a typical example of collective work. Still unstudied, their murals at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos (1894) in the town of Lom on the Danube reveals various aspects of the West- European styles and techniques of that age combined with local art practices. Along with the memory of the linear-decorative principle, no less attractive is the highly original manner in which these masters from the region of Debar, Macedonia interpreted academic expressiveness. Unburdened by the instructions of any art schooling, holding views of art that were a far cry from the international standards, they made use in a really creative way of everything offered by the past and the contemporary period, painting ingenious and powerfully expressive artworks of significance to Bulgaria’s history of culture.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 337-344
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian