The exhibition is dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of proclaiming Sofia the capital of Bulgaria and 75 years from the establishment of a municipal art collection that laid the foundations of the present Sofia Art Gallery.
The gallery’s rich painting collection treating the topic of Sofia includes more than 350 art works (one third of them is shown in the exhibition), purposefully collected for more than six decades. The landscapes and compositions offer us the opportunity to compare more than 100 artists from different generations, representatives of all stylistic trends in Bulgarian art during 20th century – the way they saw Sofia, their preferred urban topics, the city changes from swarming streets and squares to the quiet nooks and outskirts. One city with one-hundred faces.
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue, with colorful and black and white reproductions of all paintings treating the theme of Sofia from the gallery’s painting fund, and a reference about the artists – bearers of the awards of Sofia in the 40s of the 20th century until present time.