Kalina Taseva,
is a versatile author who works in almost all genres. She started her artistic career with paintings on the subject of history and the Bulgarian Revival period. Her first work after her graduation from the Art Academy was Levski in front of the Court. Generations of Bulgarians know and keep in their minds the image of the Apostle created by the artist.

What is central to Kalina Tasseva’s art are the large size historic compositions, portraits of revolutionaries and females symbolizing the Liberation. Those pieces reflect the power of self-denial and the willingness for self-sacrifice in the name of freedom. Kalina Tasseva has created one of the emblematic historic images in Bulgarian art.

No matter how engrossed in history and its heroes, the author has always paid attention to her surroundings. Powerful and outspoken, romantic and tender, sad and disturbing, stern and expressive, Kalina Tasseva’s landscapes have been created with vision and feeling. They also depict Bulgaria, a mysterious, magical land pregnant with history, mythology and legends.

The exhibition of the great Bulgarian artist Kalina Tasseva presents more than 90 paintings created in the period between 1954-2008 owned by Sofia City Art Gallery, theNational Art Gallery, the art galleries in the towns of Blagoevgrad, Veliko Turnovo, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kazanluk, Karlovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Yambol as well as by the author herself. The retrospective character of the exposition outlines a rich artistic life going through a diverse and dynamic creaative development.

Kalina Taseva is a Bulgarian artist.

In 1952 she graduated art painting at the National Art Academy, where her teachers were Prof. Dechko Uzunov and Prof. Ilia Petrov.

Member of the Union of Bulgarian artists since 1953, and corresponding member of the Union of the Austrian Artists House.

Made about 20 single and group exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.

Her paintings are possessions of the National Art Gallery Sofia, many art galleries and private collections.

Kalina Taseva has won numerous prestigious awards:

∙ 1974 – Award “Vladimir Dimitrov -” Painting

∙ 1975 – Award “Zachary Zograf “

∙ 1976 – Prize of the Second Triennial of realistic painting

∙ 1999 – Award “Nikola Petrov” for art painting

Sie kam sogar auf eine bulgarische Briefmarke und bekam von Mutter Teresa den alternativen Friedensnobelpreis für ihr Engagement zu Gunsten der Armen, vor allem Frauen. Das nenn ich mal einen interessanten Fund. Und sie hat beeindruckende Portraits geschaffen.

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