Tarnovo Literary School

    1. Register Number: 5

    2. Address: “Velchova Zavera” Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000

    3. Coordinates:

      43.082950, 25.640867

    4. Artist/Architect: Prof. Nikola Hadjitanev

    5. Type of Site: Monumental decoration

    6. Name: “Tarnovo Literary School”

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    8. Technique: Sgraffito

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    10. Dating: 1974

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    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :
      The sgraffito adorning the dead wall of a building adjacent to the entrance of the Yantra Grand Hotel depicts the “Tarnovo Literary School.” The figural composition employs two colors—dark grey-black and ocher—applied in two layers from dark to light. The shapes are rendered in a graphically plastic manner with precise execution. Halftones are intricately worked out through hatching and scratching techniques. Additionally, small white pebbles are incorporated into the gray-blackish plaster layer, enhancing the texture of the artwork.

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    19. Condition:
      The sgraffito is in a largely stable condition, except for the area directly beneath the roof where the plaster layers have become detached.

    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: renovate the roof, address the leakage, and reconstruct the area that was damaged. 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

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    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

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