A Register of Academic Painters, Icon-Painters and Wood-Carvers Who Worked in the Churches of Sofia (1878–1944)
Church art has an important role for the artistic life of the city of Sofia in period after Bulgaria’ Liberation until the mid-20th century. In the website “Visualizing the Sacred” we will present to you some of the leading academic painters, icon painters and wood-carvers during that period whose works are kept in the churches of Sofia.
This map will show you where the academic painters, icon painters and wood-carvers that are presented in the Artists section of this website worked.
In the Artists section you could learn more about the church art in Sofia in the period 1878–1944. We advise you to start here.
Vasil pop Radoykov
About the project
“Visualizing the Sacred: A Register of Academic Painters, Icon-Painters and Wood-Carvers Who Worked in the Churches of Sofia (1878–1944)” is a project of the Institute of Art Studies implemented with the financial support of Sofia’s Culture – 2021 Program. In the first stage of the project a digital register was made providing systematized information about academic painters, icon-painters and wood-carvers who have worked in the churches on the territory of the present-day city of Sofia in the period from Bulgaria’s Liberation to the mid-20th century. The second component of the platform is a digital library arranged around the topic of Christian culture in Bulgaria during the same period.