Corpus of mural paintings from the first half of 19th century in Bulgaria (Corpora of Pre-Modern Christian Orthodox mural painting. Bulgaria, vol. 3)
Корпус на стенописите от първата половина на ΧΙΧ век в България
Category: Art of the Bulgarian National Renaissance


    The Corpus contains 52 mural monuments. In the preface a general study featuring over 40 other painted churches is included. The registry of the churches provides systemised information about the mural monuments painted by a certain icon-painter. The book is written in Bulgarian with an iconographic index both in Bulgarian and in English. The edition is dedicated to the eightieth anniversary of Prof. Elka Bakalova.


Table of contents



1. The Church of St George (Metoshki), the town of Asenovgrad

2. The Church of Sts Constantine and Helena, Dolno Lukovo village

3. The Church of St Nicholas, the town of Elena 

4. The Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, Rila Monastery

5. The Church of St Archangel Michael, the town of Rila

6. The Chapel of St John the Theologian, Rila Monastery

7. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rakovishki Monastery 

8. The Church of the Dormition of St John of Rila, Rila Monastery

9. The Church of St John of Rila, Kurilovski Monastery

10. The Church of the Prophet Elijah, Ilienski Monastery

11. The Church of St Nicholas, Seslavski Monastery

12. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Rila Monastery

13. The Church of St Nicholas, Maritsa village 

14. The Church of St Nicholas, Lokorsko village

15. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Cherepishki Monastery

16. The Church of St Nicholas, Dolna Verenitsa village

17. The Chapel of the Holy Archangels, Rila Monastery 

18. The Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary, the town of Samokov

19. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Shiroka Laka village

20. The Church of St Petka, the town of Breznik

21. The Church of St Nicholas, Glozhene village 

22. The Church of St Irina, Hotnitsa village

23. The Church of St Nicholas, Rayovo village 

24. The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kereka village

25. The Church of the Mother of God  Annunciation, with a chapel-holy spring of St John the Baptist, the town of Asenovgrad

26. The Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, the Virgin Convent, the town of Samokov

27. The Church of St Nicholas, Shiroki Dol village

28. The Church of St Petka, Monastery of St Petka Muldavska

29. The Church of St Nicholas, Bachkovo Monastery 

30. The Church of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady, Rila Monastery

31. The Church of Holy Archangels, Bachkovo Monastery 

32. The Church of St Archangel Michael, the town of Tryavna 

33. The Church of the Prophet Elijah, Rezhantsi village

34. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Iskretski Monastery 

35. The Church of St Demetrius, the town of Godech

36. The Church of St Anna, Yana village

37. The Church of St Demetrius, Yarlovtsi village

38. The Church of St Nicholas, Tuden village 

39. The Church of St Demetrius, Kilipharevski Monastery

40. The Church of St Nicholas, Kapinovski Monastery

41. The Chapel of Sts Sabbas and Simeon of Serbia, Rila Monastery

42. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Pchelishte village

43. The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Trojan Monastery

44. The Church of Sts Cyricus and Juliya and St Paraskeve, Gornovodenski Monastery of Sts Cyricus and Julia

45. The Church of St Demetrius, Podgumerski Monastery

46. The Church of St Paraskeve, Breze village

47. The Church of St Nicholas, Raduil village

48. The Church of St Nicholas, Gorna Verenitsa village

49. The Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, Preobrazhenski Monastery

50. The Church of St George, the town of Asenovgrad, district Ambelino

51. The Church of the Holy Mother of Petrici, Bachkovo Monastery 

52. The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the town of Berkovitsa 

Index of the Churches by Icon-painters


Iconographic Index  Bulgarian, English

Origin of the Illustrations


Publisher Institute of Art Studies
Language Bulgarian
Pages 900
Illustrations b/w and color figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-8594-73-8
Creation date 2018
Size 21 х 29 cm

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