Stamen Dimitrov - THE ARTIST STAMEN DIMITROV HAS BEEN BLIND SINCE 2015 Biography of the artist Stamen Dimitrov Karamfilov - a painter-restorer, born in Northern Bulgaria in 1944. For long years he has been working as a painter-restorer in Bulgarian churches and monasteries. He restores icons, murals and ancient paintings. He discovered the work with bee wax Encaustic by the means of old chronicles - he developed a technology for cleaning, whitening and achieving certain consistency of wax. After twenty years of exploration and work, he discovers the elaboration of paintings and icons on canvas. He is currently creating his pieces of art using a technique of burning hot wax with open fire. By this means the temperature of melting of wax increases to 180 degrees. He has twenty independent exhibitions, some of which in Istanbul, Munich, Thessaloniki and different Bulgarian cities. After twenty years of exploration and work, he discovers the elaboration of paintings and icons on canvas. He is currently creating his pieces of art using a technique of burning hot wax with open fire. By this means the temperature of melting of wax increases to 180 degrees. He has twenty independent exhibitions, some of which in Istanbul, Munich, Thessaloniki and...
Roberto Trigas - Art has been practiced by humans since thousands of years ago; we have remaining samples of paintings in caves and walls, stone carvings and many objects. The main characteristic of Art as opposed to the manufacture of everyday objects is that, were those have a definite USEFUL purpose, Art doesn`t seem to. I`ll explain.Making a tool to obtain food is an obvious useful activity. Spending a great deal of time and effort in "decorating" that tool doesn`t seem to have an obvious purpose. And yet, humans have been doing so for thousands of years.Why? Probably we shall never know. But there is something inherent in human beings that make us do so.There is magic in creating, in transforming a piece of clay into a "thing" that resembles something else, in spreading paint over a stone wall and making images appear,images that other members of the tribe recognise and relate to. That is why I paint. Because painting appeals to the magic unknown of human nature. In European Art, mainly since the Renaissance (XV c. onwards), Artists strived to attain a representation of the visual reality as close to an optical view as possible; ...
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