Not much blogging has been happening here because once again I’m on the road. At the moment I’m spending a few days in Sophia Bulgaria. Winter decided to give us one last blast of snow and frigid temperatures so I hid away in the National Gallery for a while the other day.
below: Three pictures. Not the brightest or the best but I was looking at the overall composition and trying to illustrate the general appearance of the rooms. From left to right: 1. The Blue Door by Dimitar Arnaudiv (1933-1989), 2. Composition with Child by Radenko Misevic (1920-1995) and 3. Guest by Ivan Kirkov (1932-2010).
Most of the rooms featured Bulgarian artists. There was a few other European artists represented… a couple of Delacroix sketches and some old Dutch school painters to mention a few.
below: A larger than life statue of a painter in front of a large painting. I couldn’t find any sign that named the painter but in one corner there is some Japanese (Chinese?) writing. The statue is “Figure of Dechko Uzunov” by Dmir=tar Boikov (1927-2000)
Other interesting paintings and sculptures….
below: Threat by Georgi Chapkanov (b. 1943)
below: The bust is “Portrait of Alexander Apostolov” by Nikola Chavdarov (1931-1966) and the painting is “Portrait of Valeri Petrov” by Naiden Petkov (1918-1989)
And ending on a colourful note –
below: Zoev’s House in Karlova by Nikola Tanev (1890-1962)
That’s just a brief look at some of the Bulgarian art that I have seen on my travels. I’m not sure how much I will be blogging over the next while…. but stay tuned! You never know (and neither do I!)