THE SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS ILLUSTRATED BY LYUBEN DIMANOV
On June 20th in the Dobrich Art Gallery is to be displayed the bibliophile edition “The Sonnets of Shakespeare” with the original illustrations by Lyuben Dimanov. It is a limited edition of only 100 pieces and contains 12 colored graphics were performed in the painters’ atelie. The technic is “dry point”. The English version of the sonnets was printed in 1983 in Stockholm , Sweden by the Paris publishing house “Club of the Book”.
The reason of the meeting with the noted Bulgarian graphics artist is the 400 years commemoration of Shakespeare. In Hall No 5 will be arranged the sonnets both in English and their Bulgarian version which is an exquisite work of Vladimir Svintila. Next to them will be exhibited the reproductions of the 12 graphics.
The colored illustrations are a philosophic cogitation about man’s life - about love and motherhood, about the inborn eternal impulse of man towards new and unfamiliar world.
Lyuben Petrov Dimanov is a Bulgarian artist - one of the masters of graphics, a painter and an illustrator. In 1959 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts - Sofia in “decorative - monumental art” under prof. Georgi Bogdanov. His first solo exhibition took place in Sofia in 1972. It was followed by another expositions in Stockholm, Paris, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Lion, Oslo, Luxemburg , Copenhagen, Vienne etc. Dimanov is the illustrator of many books: “Alcohols” by Apollinaire, “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri, “Metamorphoses” by Ovid etc. He is awarded many prestigious rewards in graphics, painting, drawing and illustration. From 1976 he lives and works in Paris.