Tuesday, May 2, 2017

246. More Modern at the National Gallery

Another visit to the National Art Gallery to continue my exploration of Modern 20th Century Bulgarian art ... this time it's to the purpose built annex at the rear of  the Square 500 Gallery.
 

This very imposing building housing dozens of small galleries over three floors was opened in 2015 to house more of the Gallery's modern art collection. Also in a basement gallery is a superb collection of ancient  Indian and Burmese and Indonesian religious artifacts ...

 

 ... Kiril Petrov - 1966 ...

... Nude Female - Ivan Lazarov - 1919 ...

 ... At the Fountain - Dimitar Kazakov - 1976 ...


... Peasant Women - Ivan Lazarov - 1925 ...

... Self-portrait - Vladimir Dimitrov-Maystora - 1915 ...

 ... Artist's Father - Vassil Stoilov - 1939 ...



 ... Swineherder - Zlatyu Boyadzhiev - 1946 ...

... Fairytale - Georgi Mashev - 1933 ...
 
 

... Elena Koneva - Georgi Mashev - 1928 ...

 ... My Vision - Mina Ivanov - 1930 ...


 ... Boris Ivanov - Mara Georgieva - 1935 ...


 ... Seated Nude - Andre Lhote - 1935 ...


... Young Woman - Roger Limouse - 1942 ...
 
 ... Toilette - Jean Souverbie - 1941 ...

 
... Woman Undressing - Nikola Tanev - 1946 ...


 ... Fisherwomen - Bencho Obreshkov - 1959 ...


 ... Female Portrait - Bencho Obreshkov - 1956 ...


... Portrait of a Girl - Karl Yordanov - 1956 ...
   
 ... Zoev's House - Nikola Tanev - 1959 ...

... The Quay - Dimitar Kirov - 1961 ...

... Female Figure - Stavi Genev - 1961 ...
 
... Boy with a Hat - Christo Javacheff - 1965 ...

 ... Designer - Hristo Stefanov - 1966 ...

 ... Portrait of Dr I.T. - Angel Stanev - 1968 ...

 ... Composition - Volodia Kenarev - 1979 ...

 ... Portrait in Red - Desislava Mincheva - 1981 ...


 ... Cement Factory - Maria Stolarova - 1987 ...


 ... Portrait of Vanko - Milko Bozhkov - 1984 ...

 ... An Ordinary Day - Vanko Urumov - 1985 ...

 ... Icarus - Dimitar Sotirov - 1989 ...


 ... Portrait - Snezhana Simeonova - 1985 ...
... Interior with Jug - Edmond Demirdjian - 1991 ...



 ... Peasant Woman - Kalina Taseva - 1999 ...

 ... Valeri Petrov - Naiden Petkov - 1997 ...
 
 ... Chamber Music - Dimitar Kirov - 1997 ...



Now that Winter is finally out the door and the weather is warming up beautifully, the tourist buses are starting to arrive in Sofia - and the dreaded tour groups are crowding the once deserted and peaceful sites - however I was fortunate to find this stunning Gallery pretty much to myself for my final visit ...