The sunflower and its seeds (trans. Dechka Chavdarova) Cover Image

Слънчоглед – слънчогледови семки (превод от руски: Дечка Чавдарова)
The sunflower and its seeds (trans. Dechka Chavdarova)

Author(s): Jerzy Faryno
Contributor(s): Dechka Chavdarova (Translator)
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Cultural Essay
Published by: Шуменски университет „Епископ Константин Преславски“
Keywords: sunflower seeds seller; market woman statue; Kumica Barica; sculpture of sunflower; sculpture of seeds; sculpture of sunflower seeds; porcelain sunflower seeds; Bulgarian 'pita'; sunflower head

Summary/Abstract: The proposed article deals with the semantics of the motive of the sunflower and its seeds in several sculptural representations, such as Seeds Market Woman in Minsk (Belarus), Sunflowers in the town of Havsa (Turkey), Seed shell in Bucharest (Romania), installation porcelain Sunflower seeds in the London gallery Tate Modern (Great Britain), made up of sunflowers seeds Portrait of Ai Weiwei (Shanghai, China) and rural culture (including culinary) conceptualization of sunflower in Bulgaria. In the course of the discussion, various accompanying contexts such as the the habit of gnawing seeds, Chinese posters and the features of linguistic identifications are taken into account.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 9-25
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian