Sgraffito on the facade of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day Care Kindergarten

    1. Register Number: 6

    2. Address: 24 “Dimitar Naydenov” St., Sveta Gora, Veliko Tarnovo 5003

    3. Coordinates:

      43.076649, 25.651089

    4. Artist/Architect: Kiril Cholakov

    5. Type of Site: Monumental decoration

    6. Name: Sgraffito on the facade of the “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” Day Care Kindergarten

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    8. Technique: Sgraffito

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    10. Dating: 1988

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    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      Sgraffito with a decorative figural composition on the facade of a kindergarten, located on the hill slope beneath the main building of Veliko Tarnovo University. The sgraffito occupies two of the building’s upper facades and was implemented in three colours, applied from dark to light: dark grey, natural sienna, and white.

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    19. Condition:
      The sgraffito is in a relatively stable condition. There are, however, traces of water damage and visible small gaps in the area under the roof.

    20. Conservation / Restoration: A restoration of the work has been planned.

    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to preserve this work, it is necessary to: address the cause of the water damage by the roof; stabilize the work; and reconstruct the gaps. In order to better present this work to the public, it is necessary to: provide for its regular maintanance and security; install lights for illumination; and add a plaque with the artist, title and year.

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    23. Connection with the Environment: Macro – Favourable

    24. Primary Function of the Building: 

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    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

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