The BODY / Човешкото тяло
Participants in the exhibition
Prof. Andrey Daniel, Prof. Ivan Dimov, Asst. Dr. Pravdolyub Ivanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanas Atanasov and Ch. Asst. Dr. Konstantin Kostov
Painting students, Bachelor's and Master's degree, Atelier 51, National Academy of Art -- Sofia
Artemiy Ovchinkov, Vanessa Velizarova, Dara Zhelyazkova, Ivo Rangelov, Radostina Yordanova, Anna Koristashevska, Daniela Panayotova, Angela Urumova, Iliana Hristova, Liliyana Ignatova, Pavlinka Dimova, Svetoslav Hristov, Hristina Papadopoulou, Bilyana Tokmakchieva, Kostadin Radichev, Hanko Sedevchev, Aleksandar Shivarov, Martin Ivanov and Samuil Velev
Nowadays, in the era of supermodels and super athletes, a new immediacy is achieved in understanding of the private and the public body. This wide range continues to be sought in contemporary exhibitions. It can be detected starting from the traditional mediums used in the educational process in realising the academic assignments. It is also found in focus studies of the naked body as a provocative thought and perception of it through time, across cultures and mediums. This is just one example of how the paintings of "The Body" continue to deeply inflame passion, provoke controversy and interest at all levels of society, and even reach those who test the boundaries of indecency or understanding.
The body is a true reflection of this enchantment - an exciting and provocative record of the artist's passion for the human figure. The exhibition brings to the attention of the audience paintings by students from Atelier 51, as a result of their one-year research on the theme and genre. The exhibition will also feature works by their teachers -- artists who have addressed the theme more than once along their creative path.