Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lost in colours in the middle of Sofia: the paintings of Wladimir Dimitrov, the Master

Last weekend I was incredibly happy to visit the absolutely beautiful expo honouring 130 years of the birth of one of the most amazing Bulgarian painters, Vladimir Dimitrov, known also as the Master (Majstora)...Masterpieces from different corners of Bulgaria were gathered and put on display in the halls of the National Art Gallery...My favourite painter was born in 1882 and for some 78 years he had kept on capturing the beauty of the people living&working in the nature. Most of his works depict his friends and/ or neighbours during their daily life, on the field or by fruit picking. A lot of apples, pears and flowers are present in his happy-making and heart-warming masterpieces! I hope you get a bit of the feeling of this lovely event from my pictures!
 
For a lot of the paintings the sketches done by the painter, were available next to art piece, as the one below.
Another thing I would like to draw your attention to is the building where the National Art Gallery is located in Sofia (and also where this expo took place). The  Bulgaria's national gallery houses over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art. It is located on Battenberg Square, occupying most of the historic and imposing edifice of the former royal palace of Bulgaria.


20 comments:

fiziskandarz said...

What an amazing gallery. And the architecture of the interior is awesome too :D We wouldn't mind spending few hours here too :D

Barb said...

I always enjoy seeing an artist's sketches and then the finished product. His paintings show vivid color as well as character.

Koryn said...

The National Art Gallery itself is a piece of treasure! Beautiful structure and resonates so much history.

betchai said...

those are beautiful art collection, Jana.

Rosemary said...

Thank you Jana for showing us this lovely colourful work, and housed in a wonderful gallery too.

papillon said...

Your favorite painter obviously loved fruits, as you do...
J+C

Kristie Franklin said...

Thanks so much for sharing you favorite painter. I must say the National Art Gallery itself is beautiful and sets up beautiful surroundings for Vladimir Dimitrov lovely paintings. :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos from this special exhibition. I was in Bulgaria sometimes and I love the roses there.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Jana,
Very nice shots of all these artworks. Wonderful!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Lies said...

Zéér getalenteerd schilder, Jana ! 'k Geniet mee met je !
Lie(f)s.

Filip and Kristel said...

Good pictures and very different than my style of taking pictures of paintings.

Greetings,
Filip

Jana said...

thanks dear all! The masterpieces of Majstora are really heart-warming, arent they?
@Filip: I was trying to show the expoplus the interior of the ex royalpalace, thats why I supposed our pics of paintings differe, right?:-))

Red Nomad OZ said...

Having the original drawings and sketches adds another layer of meaning and appreciation to these marvellous works!

Have a great day!!

Dietmut said...

Jana, wat een prachtig museum is dit. Mooie serie foto's. Groetjes Dietmut

AVCr8teur said...

A beautiful building houses such lovely art. I like how the interior is painted so white that it really brings out the contrast of the artwork.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Vladimir Dimitrov's painting are wonderful, a unique and beautiful combination of people and flower/fruits.

Jana you mentioned the use of cornflowers in tea. Could I dry my own different coloured cornflower petals to make my own? Do the petals add flavour or only colour to the tea mix?

rainfield61 said...

You have become a picture in the first picture.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Such freedom in Europe, here fotos not allowed in musuems or art exhibits !

G C said...

Wonderful photos!

Breathtaking said...

I know,and have admired Vladimir Dimitrov's work in some of my art books.The painting of the elderly couple seated side by side is one of my favourites.What a fabulous exibition, and the Bulgarian National gallery is a work of art in itself.Brilliant post and photos.