Current News

Current News

Is Plovdiv finally ready to create a house museum to the famous Plovdiv artist Tsanko Lavrenov? Or not yet?

Is Plovdiv finally ready to create a house museum to the famous Plovdiv artist Tsanko Lavrenov? Or not yet?

2/22/2010 10:36:57 AM

The grandson of the eminent artist Tsanko Lavrenov, Lavren Petrov, an art theory and history expert and Chairman of the "Tsanko Lavrenov Foundation", is trying to schedule a meeting with the Plovdiv Mayor, Slavch Atanassov, to discuss the possibility of creating a new, larger house museum to the great Bulgarian artist.

Currently, the Tsanko Lavrenov Permanent Exhibition, consisting of precious 42 works, is being housed on the second floor of the Mexican Graphics Art Gallery House in the Old Town of Plovdiv, which does not properly reflect the scale of the artist's work and his multifaceted personality.

The artist's grandson has not lost hope that the collection of works by Tsanko Lavrenov will one day find a proper home in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Plovdiv authorities have promised to Tsanko Lavrenov himself in 1976 that his works will be located in a special house-museum that would be built especially to serve that goal.

But 34 years later, this most valuable collection of paintings is still homeless. The initial choice of the city authorities for such a house museum from more than 30 years ago was on Suborna Street, in the foot of the Old Town - when the house was under construction, it was even decorated with a special sign informing that this would be the future location of the Tsanko Lavrenov House Museum. A little later, the sign was mysteriously taken off and ...yes, that house did chang its initial purpose.

The Maritsa newspaper released an article to alert the community that something has gotten wrong - but no one seemed to care about Tsanko Lavrenov and his art works. Then, a monument to the artist appeared on the same place (made by the sculptor Danko Dankov) so all talks about any museum slowly faded into oblivion...

So, is Plovdiv finally ready now to pay tribute to one of its greatest artists?

Or not yet?

October 18 - St .Luke's Day
October 18 - St .Luke's Day
10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
St.Luke, Holy Apostle and Evangelist, who wrote about the life of Jesus, used to be a good healer and a talented artist.
Today is PETKOVDEN (St. Petka Feastday)
Name day of everyone named Paraskeva, Petko, Petyo, Petka, Petkana, Penka, Pencho.
Today is World Smile Day
Today is World Smile Day
10/5/2018 9:10:00 AM
As is Harvey Ballwell known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963.
POKROV BOGORODICHEN (Holy Protection of Mother of God)
Pokrov, as the feast HOLY PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD is popular in BG, is a Slavonic term meaning “veil” or “mantle”, signifying protection. This feast today is primarily observed by the Eastern Slavic Churches - Catholic and Orthodox.
International Technical Fair Plovdiv 2018 begins
Over 550 companies from 35 countries are taking part at this year’s Technical Fair in Plovdiv
September 22nd - Independence Day
September 22nd - Independence Day
9/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
September 22nd, 1908, Bulgarian Knjaz Ferdinand declared the Independence of Bulgaria in the former capital of Bulgaria.
Back to school
Back to school
9/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
School opening day in Bulgaria
VYARA, NADEZHDA and LYUBOV (Faith, Hope and Love) and their mother SOPHIA
Name day of everyone named Vyara, Vera, Veronika, Nadezhda, Nadya, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuba, Sophia, Sofka, Sevda.
KRUSTOVDEN (The Holy Cross Day)
KRUSTOVDEN (The Holy Cross Day)
9/14/2018 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Krustina, Krustyo, Krustan, Kancho, Stavri.
 Theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today
The 22th international theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today