Lyuben Domozetski’s “Butterflies” comprises explorations of different butterfly species, some of them endemic for Bulgaria and Balkan peninsula.
This pop-up exhibition presents tempera on paper artworks which can be defined as scientific illustrations and are a result of the author’s observations and studies in the field of lepidopterology - scientific study of butterflies.
The specific technique of the presented works (tempera), the meaning of the details in the image, and the analytical approach to the represented objects are strongly influenced by two interdependent, yet diverse artistic traditions. On the one hand, the technical realization and the striving to present the idea of something refer to the tradition of icon painting of the Medieval Byzantine art. On the other hand, there is the Renaissance interest in nature and the desire for its authentic representation.
About the Author: Lyuben Domozetsky (born 1988 in Blagoevgrad) is an artist, art historian, curator at the Sofia City Art Gallery, and a PhD student of Byzantine art at the National Academy of Art. He holds a BA in History of Art (2014) and an MA in History of Art and Cultural heritage (2016), both from the National Academy of Art. He combines art history with scientific illustration which for him is an expression of his impressions from his contact with nature. He has participated with his works in three collective exhibition