Sgraffito, Vasil Levski High School

    1. Register Number: 9

    2. Address: 3 “Polkovnik Georgi Yankov” Str., Residential Complex “Mladost” 1, “Vasil Levski” High School, “Mladost” District

    3. Coordinates:

      42.662977736068655, 23.36412028189239

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    5. Type of Site: Monumental Decoration

    6. Name: Sgraffito, “V. Levski” High School

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    8. Technique: Sgraffito

    9. Materials Used: Plaster

    10. Dating: 1970s-1980s

    11. Monument Ownership: Public Property

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    16. Dimensions of the Monument (measurements): 80 sq. m

    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      Sgraffito on the facade of “Vasil Levski” High School depicting various scenes from Bulgarian history. The sgraffito is composed of two layers: the initial layer has a burnt umber colour with a distinctly coarse texture, while the upper layer exhibits a meticulously applied beige-white color with a fine surface. The work was created in 3-4 stages with a clear division of the giornata, indicated by the appearance of horizontal lines across the work.

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    19. Condition:
      The sgraffito is in a relatively good state of preservation. However, the upper layer is partially damaged and there is some layer seperation in the lower half of the work. A security camera, installed on the lower left corner of the sgraffito, has not caused structural damage but impacts the overall apperance of the work. The newly-applied white paint surrounding the sgraffito is inappropriate.

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    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to better preserve the work, it is important to: reinforce and stabalize 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; change the paint surrounding the artwork to a more appropriate colour, and add a plaque with the artist, title, and year.

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