Revival

    1. Register Number: 1

    2. Address: 13 “Krakra” Str. – Dead wall, next to “Union of Architects” building, “Sredets” District


    3. Coordinates:

      42.69327795852985, 23.337140528801342


    4. Artist/Architect: Valchan Petrov


    5. Type of Site: Monumental Decoration


    6. Name: “Revival”


    7. Other Names for the Monument:


    8. Technique: Sgraffito

    9. Materials Used: four-layer colored plaster


    10. Dating: 1975


    11. Monument Ownership: Private 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 on the entire dead wall of a residential building, facing the Union of Architects building. Its figural composition is executed in a stylized manner. The sgraffito is made in four colorful layers applied consecutively one over another in gradation from dark to light: black, red, ocher and white. The last white layer is very thin, applied with a paint brush and with no evidence of scratches.


    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials:


    19. Condition:
      Infiltration of humidity has been identified at two spots on the wall and the area around the roof, resulting in severe damage and loss of plaster. The last layer of white paint is eroded.


    20. Conservation / Restoration:
      There is no data for conservation.


    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to preserve the structure it is necessary to address the cause of humidity; clean, strenghten and stabilize the plaster layers; reconstruct the missing parts; and reintegrate and retouch the finishing white layer. 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:


    23. Connection with the Environment: Favorable Micro Environment


    24. Primary Function of the Building:


    25. Current Function of the Building: Residential Building


    26. Access: Public, Unlimited


    27. Observation Access: Unlimited


    28. Correspondence Between Initial Project Plan & Implementation:


    29. Comments/Other: