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Svetlin Rusev collection

In 1984 the famous artist prof. Svetlin Rusev (1933) - one of the greatest Bulgarian collectors of creations of art, made a present of 322 creations of the art of painting and sculptures to his birth town Pleven. The endowment includes creations of the Revival (icons and fretwork) and of the contemporary Bulgarian art, west European sculpture, Indian and African fretwork plastics, Latin-American, Romanian, Serbian art of paintings.

Bulgarian authors, which creations are presented in the collection are one of the most notable sculptures and painters, living and working from the beginning of the XX century till the present days, whose creations denote the plastic and spiritual tendencies of the time.

For the purpose of exposing the endowment, Pleven municipality place at disposal the reconstructed building of the old public baths, which is a monument of architecture and culture. Arch. Nikola Lazarov (1870 - 1942), one of the establishers of the contemporary Bulgarian architecture is its constructor. It had been constructed in 1607.

The synthesis between the unique architecture and the fine art is perfect, the suggested idea  is of church spirit and clarity.

In 1999 prof. Svetlin Rusev gave another gift of 82 graphics and  pictures - Bulgarian prints from the Revival, contemporary Bulgarian graphics and pictures and West European graphics from XVIII, XIX and XX century with creations from Delakrua, Goya, Mile, Picasso, Dally.

The halls where  the collection is situated are an unique stage for the performances of highly professional. instrumental and vocal orchestra. Here, the words of notable poets and writers sound for the first time before the audience.

Endowment SVETILIN RUSEV collection - Pleven

5000 Pleven, 75 "Doyran" Str.,
tel.: + 359 64/ 38342

The old public baths where the Svetlin Rusev collection is exposed

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