Author: Svetlana Ilieva
Published in: Slavyanski dialozi, I, 2004, 2/3

Abstract: For а long time Bulgarian avant-garde between the two world wars was ignored as а topic of research. Thе development of this trend has bееn inоfluenced by Bulgarian Renaissance art, as well as by the tradition, interlaced with the new tendencies. Bulgarian avant-garde is not related to artistic groups, but rather to the names of such authors as Gueo Milev, Sirak Skitnik, Vladimir Dimitrov-Maystora, Ivan Milev, Chavdar Mutafov, Kiril Tsonev, Ivan Nenov, etc., who searched for their individual style. As а result, it is difficult to characterize Bulgarian avant-garde of this period. Bulgarian avant-garde is а blend of ideas, styles, forms, and colors which clearly show not only the artistic development of our country but also its political, economical and social state