The artworks presented in these halls include the period of 1980s -1990s. The fund is collected mainly through purchases and donations from the “The Earth and the people” Common Art Exhibitions 1982 and 1987, and presents some of the emblematic artists of the period. They bear new thirst for liberation of the artistic expression, for spontaneous reaction, for a modern lean on sensitivity. This art generation is widely represented in the collection.
In these halls are the works of the famous Varna artists Vanko Urumov, Kina Petrova, Milko Bozhkov and his virtuous portrait of the graphic artist Stoyan Tzanev. The painting is awarded on “The Land and the people” 1982. Here are also Stoimen Stoilov with the donated painting “Renaissance motive” and Yavor Tzanev with “Door”, donated by his wife on the in memoriam exhibition in Dobrich Art Gallery.
The old game
Mihalis Garudis is a member of this generation. Born in Greece, emigrant of the WW2, he graduates “Painting” in prof. Iliya Petrov’s class of the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia. Presently Mihalis Garudis lives and works in Thessaloniki but there are several artworks of his, created during the Bulgarian period.
Andrey Daniel’s trilogy “Musical cycle: Stravinsky, Beethoven, Gershwin” is an interpretation of music through painting. The artist presents the different sound of the musical compositions through line and color. He has organized more than 30 personal exhibitions home and abroad. He was a professor of painting in Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, carries out a master class in Korea, and specializes in Switzerland and France. He works mainly in the field of painting but also has scenography projects for theatric productions in Sofia. He is granted a number of painting awards.