• The hidden secrets of Da Vinci’s “Virgin of the Rocks”

      The hidden secrets of Da Vinci’s “Virgin of the Rocks”

      Thanks to books and movies like The Da Vinci Code, the name Leonardo da Vinci isn't just associated with being a polymath and a historically important genius, but also a mystery. The National Gallery in England has been working on such a mystery since 2005, and now it's come closer to understanding the secrets of Da Vinci's hidden painting.

    • Empty clothes tell stories

      Empty clothes tell stories

      The Ship of the Fools installation by renowned visual artist Gonul Nuhoglu has been officially presented to the Bulgarian public. It will be exhibited at the +359 Gallery until 11 August, BGNES reports.

    • Jivko Sedlarski: I seek and showcase beauty

      Jivko Sedlarski: I seek and showcase beauty

      If I see a woman with a graceful walk, pretty dress and high heels, I am quick to put down that image to paper. I try to capture her femininity and sensuality with my lines, the air that envelops her, says sculptor Jivko Sedlarski in an interview to Europost.

    • Tales of clay

      Tales of clay

      Tales of Clay is the title of an exhibition dedicated to renowned Bulgarian ceramist Stoyan Raynov (1894-1978), which opened to the public on 2 July at the Vaska Emanuilova Gallery in Sofia. Raynov is among the founding fathers of contemporary Bulgarian ceramics, drawing from the country's artistic traditions. The show explores some of the most important aspects of his work, highlighting his workshop and most accomplished students.

    • The knight of steel ladies

      The knight of steel ladies

      On June 13, sculptor Jivko Sedlarski opened a solo exhibition at the Aspect gallery in Plovdiv. The exposition comprises 10 of his women figures clad in dresses made of brass and stainless steel. His 2.3 metres high Deva (Virgo) is put up in front of the gallery near the City Hall of Bulgaria's second largest city. It is made of concrete reinforcement wire. This is the third exhibition of the original artist in a city which has been a European Capital of Culture. The previous ones were staged in Maribor, Slovenia, and Marseilles, France.

    • The Maestro's illusionary road

      The Maestro's illusionary road

      Over 100 paintings by Academician Svetlin Rusev, some of them never exhibited before, are shown at an exposition titled The Road, dedicated to one of the most iconic names in Bulgarian art. The exhibition was organised by the Union of Collectors in Bulgaria with 21 of its members lending Rusev's works kept in their private collections.

    • Meeting a year later

      Meeting a year later

      A retrospective exhibition of the prominent Bulgarian artist Svetlin Rusev (1933-2018) is staged at the Arte gallery, located at 31, Bouzludzha St., in Sofia. The collection will be on display till 8 June and shows 20 works by the Maestro: oil paintings, aquarelles and drawings covering a large span of his creative life - the earliest are from the 1960s while the latest one is dated 2012. On 26 May will be the one-year commemoration since Svetlin Rusev's death. All of the works are donated to the exposition by private collectors and have been very rarely exhibited. 

    • Josef Koudelka for the first time in Sofia

      Josef Koudelka for the first time in Sofia

      On 7 May, the iconic photographer of the Prague Spring, Josef Koudelka, arrives in Bulgaria to inaugurate his exhibition titled Exiles.The exposition, which will be on view till 9 June at the Sofia City Art Gallery thanks to partnership between Institut francais de Bulgarie and Centre Pompidou, will show 75 photographs by Koudelka which will be exhibited outside of France for the first time. The photos were made in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and are presented under the common title Exiles.