We have the pelasure to present a new author on the ArtWizard Platform that is in fact one of the oldest Bulgarian fine art masters - Anton Mitov.
According to some historians, the early impetus of Bulgarian traditions in the arts was cut short by the Ottoman occupation in the 14th century, and many early masterpieces were destroyed. Native artistic life emerged again in Bulgaria during the national revival in the 19th century. Among the most influential works were the secular and realist paintings of Zahari Zograph in the first half of the century and Hristo Tsokev in the second half. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, Bulgarian painters such as Anton Mitov and the Czech-born Ivan Mrkvichka produced memorable works, many of them depicting the daily life of the Bulgarian people.
In the early decades of the 20th century, further development of both style and subject matter took place, and the foundations were laid for later artists such as Vladimir Dimitrov, an extremely gifted painter specializing in the rural scenes of his native country.
Anton Stefanov Mitov is one of the best Bulgarian painters, art-makers, art promoters from the beginning of the 20th century. His work is oriented towards some realistic images of the nature, a precise representation of every detail. Anton Mitov is the artist of the awakening life in the post-liberated Bulgaria. His paintings express his excitement from the bright lively markets, the bright clothes. He leaves some works devoted to the Balkan War. He also draws still life, landscapes, portraits.
His presence in the cultural and art life in Bulgaria at his time has a strong impact since the late 19th and early 20th century, not only as an artist but also as a mentor that is engaged to promote the art of his time.
ArtWizard has the pleaseure to offer to the art collectors one of his rare authentic artworks from the early 20th century, depicting some figures of the everyday life at this time.