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Permanent exhibition of icons - Bansko
Hosted permanent icon exhibition is the oldest building in Bansko convent of Hilandar Monastery, located in the old part of town. Permanent icon exhibition is one of the most visited tourist sites in the mountain town. Nunnery is a distinctive architectural monument, which has preserved its authentic appearance. Here the nuns lived and was important to preserve the spiritual focus in our land, in the days of the Renaissance. Originally the building was a convent to Hilandar monastery, but later became female convent to the Rila Monastery. Icon exhibition in honor of the creation and development of the Bansko School of Art. Its creator is Thomas Vishanov-Molera, who transformed the vision of the usual Byzantine iconography. Graduates of the School of Art is a phenomenon in the history of our culture in 18-20 century. They have a positive impact on the artistic thought during the Renaissance. Six rooms are unique icons out of some of the most prominent masters of the school, and photocopies of original paintings. Here we can trace the history and growth of the Painting School of the late 18th century to early 20th century.