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Следи от критско и венецианско влияние в историята на Бачковския манастир
Impact of Cretan and Venetian in Bachkovo monastery

Author(s): Teodor Peev
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Photography, Architecture, Visual Arts, Economic history, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Art
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: Bachkovo monastery is a subject of research interests over the years of a number of Bulgarian and foreign scientists. A part of paintings in the parvis of the main church was restored in May 2016. We have better opportunities for precise observations in frescoes because of that. This was one of the most important occasions for writing this material. Un¬known and very qualified painter signed the walls with images of almost unknown Saints. There are items related to Crete and Venice in the monastery museum collection in the same time. There is a church and chapel devoted to the most respected Cretan icon in the town of Asenovgrad, etc. All these facts lead us to the idea of the existence of links between the Bachkovo monastery and the island Crete, whose residents have long time been under Venetian domination.