Bulgarian art, paintigs, painters
Some of the most renowned masters of painting from the bygone ages are the unknown painters whose hands created masterpieces decorating the walls of the Boyana Church, Ivanovo rock-hewn monasteries, Bachkovo Monastery, Dragalevski Monastery, Kremikovski Monastery, and the Hrelyuva Kula tower at the Rila Monastery.
Icon-painting, traditional of Orthodox Christianity, dates back to the 9th-10th centuries. Some of the world famous painters are Zahari Zograf, Stanislav Dospevski, Nikola Obrazopisov, Toma Vishanov, Papa Vitan, Dimitar Molerov and many others.
Classics of the modern Bulgarian fine arts are Vladimir Dimitrov - Maistora, Tsanko Lavrenov, Dechko Uzunov, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Sirak Skitnik and many others. Upscale private collectors are hoping to have the chance to buy the canvases and paintings of Georges Papazov, Jules Pasqin and Dimitar Kazakov.
There is a well-developed art gallery in every Bulgarian town and city, though the biggest collection is exhibited in the National Art Gallery in Sofia.
The biggest collection of icon paintings is preserved in the Crypt of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the National Church Museum of History and Archaeology in Sofia. If you are interested in buying a painting from a Bulgarian painter, you may get in touch with private art galleries and request information.