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

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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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Sanaullah Khan on April 21, 2012

Excellent Shot...

Beautiful Picture...

Like...

Faverate....

Best Regards

Sanaullah Khan

Kai Kitsada on April 24, 2012

WoW.................F3 + L21
Thanks for invite to "beautiful more than a comment"
Greetings and Best wishes from Thailand, Kai.

andrew brown on April 24, 2012

Wonderful image with particular colours. Like
Best wishes, András

bablenam on April 26, 2012

Wonderful interion. Like

petar03 on April 26, 2012

fotografije su ti fantazija,svaka cast,navrcacu cesto u tvoju galeriju da osjetim mir koji pruzaju ove fotografije,lijek za oci i dusu,pozdrav Petar :)

Ruud Jakobs on April 27, 2012

Beautiful captured, this very special place, impressive L + F.

Greetings, Ruud

Laszlo Koza on May 3, 2012

Splendeur ! Salutations de Casablanca

Nadia Kushnir on May 20, 2012

Beautiful! LIKE! Best regards. Nadia.

Anton Trötscher on August 8, 2012

Hi Stojan! Thank you so very much for visiting my picture gallery! I like your picture of this beautiful and very artistic altar! You used perfect lighting to bring out the details! Many greetings and best wishes! Anton Trötscher

tachi_xt on August 24, 2012

Прекрасна снимка от прекрасно място! Аз съм потомък на рода Мажовци от Лазарополе...в тази църква има икона от мой прадедо.Поздрави от България! Тачи

Rositsa Mitkova on August 24, 2012

Невероятна църква... , прекрасна снимка! YSL

Поздрав , Росица

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, heel erg bedankt, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, شكرا جزيلا, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, 非常感謝您, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for your visit, beautiful comments and your kind praise.

Best wishes from Macedonia.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - Theft of Icons... In Miyak Region is continuing a series of thefts of the ancient churches and temples, despite of all alerting of the public from the St. John Baptist of Bigorsky Monastery. As was reported on April 22, 2013, it was robbed the most beautiful church in Miyak Region, famous for its rare and valuable iconostasis and a rich gallery of old icons dating from the XVI to the XVIII century. It is a very famous temple dedicated to St. George in the village Lazaropole that was recently restored in all its beauty and which for years has been captivated pilgrims and tourists, admiring them with its wonderful and unique character. Group of thieves managed to take nearly everything was worthwhile in the temple - the throne icons and other rare icons of XVI, XVIII and XIX century, order top row of the iconostasis, even old and recently restored carved throne. After the theft, the church is left desolation. The entrance door is virtually partitioned, icons plucked from the iconostasis and this sorry picture is just a sad reminder to us that a priceless treasure that once adorned the ornate temple is irretrievably gone. Unfortunately security authorities were unable to track down this organized group, or do anything to stop this series of thefts which deprives us of the holiest and most valuable.

http://bigorski.org.mk/index.php?contenttype=nastani&action=details&recordid=955

Over 20,000 valuable relics, which are worth over hundred of million euros, are stolen from religious objects in Macedonia located in Struga, Bezovo, Jablanica, Modric, Vevchani, Debar, Krushevo, Demir Hisar, Zeleznec, Gjavato, Gopesh , Sopotsko, Region of Miyaci - Lazaropole, Tresonche, Selce, Rosoki and Belica from Kichevo. Icons, icon lamps, crosses, royal doors, parts of the iconostasis, religious books and gospels and choirs are some of the items seized from the churches. Icons are the most valuable on the black market and are sold at auction on passionate individual collectors.

The churches generally are not protected by alarms, and where there are, they were disabled in thefts.

Police have managed to clear only two cases for stolen icons. Two years ago, for the first time were found icons on the list of items requested by Interpol.

http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=42613831392&id=9&prilog=0&setIzdanie=22866

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 of the village of Lower Melnichani.

大胖头鱼 on April 26, 2013

Very beautiful shot! LIKE!

Greetings,DPYT

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