The Mural Legacy of Bansko Painters Mihalko Golev and Dimiter Sirleshtov: Between the Tradition and Modern Times Cover Image
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Стенописното наследство на банските зографи Михалко Голев и Димитър Сирлещов – между традицията и новото време
The Mural Legacy of Bansko Painters Mihalko Golev and Dimiter Sirleshtov: Between the Tradition and Modern Times

Author(s): Nikolay Nikolov
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, 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 paper deals with the church murals byMihalko Ivanov Golev and Dimiter Sirleshtov. Their murals at 11 Orthodox churches in Bulgaria’s southwest are given in a nutshell. Ten of the churches are in the region of Blagoevgrad in the Struma Valley and the elevenths is in the vicinities of Kyustendil. Most of the examined churches were listed as heritage sites of undeniable cultural significance. These churches were built and painted in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. That was a very complicated and multilayered time at the close of Bulgarian National Revival period with these western parts of Bulgaria still under the Ottomans to be liberated as late as 1912; an undoubted achievement both by the master builders and the icon-painters, joining forces to establish the Bulgarian identity and to revive the Orthodox traditions.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 356-365
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian