Elizabeth Hristova–Lisa paints portraits in Van Gogh style for the first fully oil painted feature film

The paintings, life and words of the great Vincent van Gogh are a magnet for many, as well as his mysterious demise. Using the poetic language of love, 125 artists from various countries have conveyed the story of his death in their..

published on 9/17/17 8:00 AM

Petya Petrova’s paintings are illuminated by the light of Bulgaria

Bulgarian artist Petya Petrova has not lost touch with her country although she has been living for 17 years in the German town of Aachen. On the contrary, each year her love for her country and everything associated with Bulgaria becomes..

published on 9/15/17 5:05 PM

Ivan Vazov National Theatre opens new season with refurbished halls, six premieres and a new website

The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is starting its 116th season with refurbished halls and 10,000 sheets of new gold foil for the ornamentation. The stages, the halls and the power grid have all undergone repairs. The cost of the overhaul –..

published on 9/14/17 12:25 PM

Anyone can spin potter’s wheel in Rositsa Zankova’s Oreshak atelier

Everyday Rositsa Zankova uses shapeless clay to sculpt everlasting beauty with her potter’s wheel. She practices this traditional craft in the most artistic Bulgarian village of Oreshak near Troyan, upgrading it with modern techniques and..

published on 9/1/17 1:49 PM

DroneUp International Film Festival meets future with Antiquity in Plovdiv

The Roman Amphitheater downtown Plovdiv is to turn into an arena of heavy battles, as creators of best short drone movies will compete within the second edition of the DroneUp International Film Festival. “The idea of the festival is..

published on 8/22/17 11:51 AM

The superb storyteller Angel Karaliichev: 115th birth anniversary

Angel Karaliichev has been often called „a creator of magic worlds“. He is the writer whose tales for children bring tears into the eyes of adults. He used to paint in words creating a realm of goodness, humanity, natural beauty and plenty of..

published on 8/21/17 10:07 AM

Artist Vassil Ivanov captured eternity of universe

His wandering soul saw worlds he represented on black sheets of paper. But the cosmos, with its vast secrets was revealed in his works at a time when the abstract and fantastic realms clashed with the bonding materialism of the day. The state..

published on 8/18/17 3:15 PM

“THE ROAD as a Ritual” – an inspiration to artists from eight countries meeting in Gorna Lipnitsa village

In the sweltering heat of August, artists from eight countries are meeting in Gorna Lipnitsa village from the 4 th to the 14 th of August, to present their artistic concepts of “THE ROAD as a Ritual”. Their paths crossed in the small village..

published on 8/9/17 11:58 AM

Staro Zhelezare – the village with a spatter of artistic “augmented reality”

In the village of Staro Zhelezare near Plovdiv, life used to be no different to life in any other village in Bulgaria. People here would rise before daybreak to tend to the stock and take the cows and the sheep out to graze. Then the people who..

published on 8/6/17 8:00 AM

25th edition of Love is Folly International Film Festival coming

“I want this festival to keep its festivity,” says Prof. Alexander Grozev, who founded Love is Folly back in 1993 alongside other colleagues of his from the movie branch. “There will be no movies about zombies, aliens and any kind of space..

published on 8/5/17 8:05 AM