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Iconostasis of a Macedonian Church - Masterpieces of the Dicho Zoographer now remain only as a memory on my photographs

The Iconostasis of church St. George was made in the distinctive style of Carving Miyak School. On the iconostasis can be seen twelve vertical columns, all made of walnut and very precisely decorated with fine woodcarving relief. Above each of these studs there is one carved bird - Falcon. In the central part of the iconostasis are made royal doors from a piece of wood on both wings, and over the doors there are twelve small carved sculptures.

The altar, however, as the holiest part of the church, is big enough and nice decorated with 21 icon in the first row and 13 icons in the second row.

Dimitrija Dico Perkoski is the greatest zoographer of the 19th century, not only in Macedonia, but on the Balkans. Today still are revealed his icons in Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Kosovo... His works are especially valuable because of symbiotic style - he was a traditionalist with little input from the Baroque and other stiles from the period in which he created. His early work occurred just in his homeland - Tresonche and the surrounding villages in Miyak Region, among which village Lazaropole.

On his work and on the icons, Dimitrija Dico Perkoski the zoographer is signed in the language which is today spoken in Macedonia. He is Miyak and born in village Tresonche in Macedonia. This 2013 year marks 140 years since his death. His sons Abraham and Spiridon were also zoographers. The fresco painting from Abraham even surpasses his father.

In the great church robbery in Lazaropole (22.04.2013), accidentally or not, the goal of the thieves were the great icons of Dicho zoographer who left a deep mark in the 19th Century Cultural Renaissance of the Macedonian Nation. Several icons were stolen from the church "St. Peter and Paul "in his native Miyak village Tresonche (February 2013), and five in the village of Lower Melnichani.

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Skopje, Macedonia

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  • Uploaded on April 4, 2012
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    by Stojan Toshe Nikolov…
    • Camera: SONY NEX-3
    • Taken on 2010/08/19 11:53:27
    • ISO Speed: ISO1000
    • No flash