Природен парк Рилски манастир Directorate of Rila Monastery Nature Park
NEWS / Day of the Bulgarian Artist

03/11/2022 |
Day of the Bulgarian Artist

The 3 of November is declared the Day of the Bulgarian Artist????, celebrated by icon painters and restorers.
St. Pimen Zografski is considered the patron saint of Bulgarian artists.  He was a famous icon painter and temple builder. In November 1993, on the idea of ​​the association for the revival of the Sofia Holy Mountain "St. Pimen Zografski", November 3 was declared the Day of the Bulgarian Artist.
On this day, it is appropriate to remind that on the territory of the "Rila Monastery" Nature Park there is a unique object that has gathered the genius of Bulgarian art - the main monastery church of the Rila Monastery.
The construction of the Catholicon in the Rila Monastery began in 1833 and continued until 1837. It took more than ten years and the work of the most famous painters of the time to paint it. The murals are the work of the most prominent Bulgarian painters of the 19th century, among whom are Dimitar Hristov Zograf, Zahari Zograf, Dimitar and Simeon Molerovi, and others.