Museum of wood carving and icon painting Tryavna

   In addition to Revival art, the Tryavna Museum also preserves many examples of modern art. They are here due to the generous donations made by artists and collectors. One of the first people to donate objects was the painter Ivan Hristov. Many paintings recreating the atmosphere of Bulgarian Revival towns were made with his brush. The collector Totiu Gubenski donated over 500 paintings by about 80 Bulgarian painters from the beginning to the end of the 20th century. Tryavna also has the largest collection of Dimitur Kazakov Neron. Private and public galleries all over the world own his paintings. The permanent exhibition with his best works is on display at the Old shkolo (school). The exhibition very well incorporates works wood sculptures by his brother, Nikola Kazakov. The two of them create an atmosphere in which time is relative while the layers are innumerable. The Museum also houses a permanent exhibition of works by one of the first Bulgarian painters, Ivan Popdimitrov. These are oil paintings from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, the Museum has large independent collections of interesting contemporary artists. Prof. Ivan Gazdov has donated a unique collection of graphicatures. Prof. Nikolai Maistorov is presented with a series of graphics which include Unamuno Cervantes, The Bible and others. There are also sculptures and pictures by Ivan Kolev, graphics by Tsanko Panov and paintings by Tsvetan Kolev in which one can find folklore, mythology and philosophy...