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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

bulgarian paintings

Slavi Genev (189301977)

I've always enjoyed art galleries - but have been slow to appreciate let alone buy paintings. I bought a few in Romania and Uzbekistan - but it was Bulgaria which really started me on my passion. During my year there I bought about 30 - even commissioned one (of my father - from a balck and white picture). It's their painters of the mid century I really love - they were (thanks to the Turks) slow to the art form - and therefore were in the last century still celebrating the beauty of landscapes and pastels. There is an auction tomorrow in Sofia - and I have an eye on a few paintings - including the above. Painted 60 years ago, the asking price is 400 euros....

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