Sgraffito on the facade, Lyuben Karavelov Technical School for Construction

    1. Register Number: 4

    2. Address: 175 “Suhodolska” Str., “Lyuben Karavelov” Technical School for Construction, “Krasna Polyana” District

    3. Coordinates:

      42.694852, 23.248205

    4. Artist/Architect: Lybomir Popov

    5. Type of Site: Monumental Decoration

    6. Name: Sgraffito on the facade

    7. Other Names for the Monument: 

    8. Technique: Sgraffito

    9. Materials Used: 

    10. Dating: 1975

    11. Monument Ownership: State Property

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    15. Affiliation to Other Cultural Monuments or Assemblages:

    16. Dimensions of the Monument (measurements): 

    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      Sgraffito applied over the facade above the entrance to the school; created with three colours of plaster (black, ochre, and ‘white smoke’) and applied from dark to light.

    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials:

    19. Condition:
      The visual access to the sgraffito is limited, preventing an full assessment of its condition. However, multiple instances of new and old water damage on the upper right and left corners of the workcan be seen from a distance. Complete sections of the sgraffito are absent, with some areas revealing gaps extending down to the building layer. Detachments of the colourful plaster occur vertically along the facade. Missing layers are visible, as well as unsuccessful attempts to cover and colour them. Detachment of the upper layer is also seen elsewhere on the work.

    20. Conservation / Restoration: No

    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to preserve the work, it is important to: secure access for a full condition assessment; address the cause of humidity; clean, strenghten and stabilize the plaster layers; and reconstruct the missing parts. In order to better present this work to the public, it is necessary to: provide for its regular maintenance and security; install lights for illumination; and add a plaque with the artist, title and year.

    22. Plans and Documentation Relating to Implementation: No

    23. Connection with the Environment: 

    24. Primary Function of the Building:

    25. Current Function of the Building: Technical School of Construction

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    28. Correspondence Between Initial Project Plan & Implementation:

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