The Magic of Wool in Paintings
On August 29th at 6 p.m. in Regional Ethnographic Museum- Plovdiv will be opening the exhibition “The Magic of Wool in Paintings” of the first Bulgarian artist who makes portraits from felted wool.
Veska Tsitselkova was born on January 30, 1925. She is an artist who has walked an extraordinary spiritual path. Her house became a gathering place for Sofia’s cultural elite. All who needed her found her and she responded wholeheartedly to their expectations and needs, sharing her wisdom, genuine compassion, and kindness. She is the only artist who paints with wool. Her inspiration, spiritual alertness, and sensitivity are the basis of the images she recreated in her portraits of Vanga, Peter Dunov, Jesus Christ, Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Van Gogh, and others.
Vanga discovered the great talent of Vesa Tsitselkova. On one of her visits to Rupite, she said to her: “A wave like the Golden Fleece, that’s where you will get your material from, and one day the whole world will talk about you. “ Highlighting the exhibition are 21 portraits of Christ in wool. They tell of what Veska Tsitselkova herself had touched – the Spirit of Christ – which she painstakingly preserved until the end of her days transformed into his image through felted wool – the purest, truest, and most extraordinary material. Christ comes alive in her paintings. Although his presence is silent, it is true and awakening, reaching everyone who manages to feel it, to connect with Him.
Recognition for Creativity o from Lyudmila Zhivkova, who was not only impressed by her original work but organized an exhibition of her work in Vienna. o from Dechko Uzunov, who exclaims, “I am first in the paint, but you are the first in the wool. We are pioneers. ” o from Adi Gyuzeleva – goddaughter of Veska Tsitselkova: “An artist, an extremely spiritual person. She paints the image of Jesus Christ with wool. She has traveled all over the world. A very important person to us and special to humanity. “

The exhibition can be viewed until 12 September 2023.