М.Dachev explores the dialogue between two artistic worlds in his article ‘Word and Image: Semiotic Reading. On a Dialogue from Bulgarian Modernity’ (In: Images of the Other in Literary Communication). Dachev reads in parallel the poems in the book by the Bulgarian symbolist Teodor Trayanov ‘Bulgarian Ballads’ and the illustrations accompanying them, drawn by the eminent artist Sirak Skitnik. Dachev’s reading tries in its turn to deepen into the artist’s reading of the texts. The drawings interpret the ballads and create new meanings by the rhetoric of the iconic gestures.