Original Oil Painting on Canvas by artist Darko Topalski

White Angel - 60x40CM Oil Painting on Canvas - by artist Darko Topalski - after Byzantine frescoe

Name: White Angel – Detail

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: ±24x16in (60X40cm)
Year: 2021
Signed: Yes
Available: NO!

White Angel (Serbian: Бели анђео / Beli anđeo) is a detail of one of the best known frescoes in Serbian culture in the Mileševa monastery, Mironosice na Hristovom grobu (Myrrhbearers on Christ’s Grave), dated c. 1235 in Serbia during the reign of King Stephen Vladislav I of Serbia. Considered one of the most beautiful works of Serbian and European art from the High Middle Ages, this fresco is considered to be one of the great achievements in European painting. It depicts the arrival of the myrrh bearers at the tomb of Christ on Sunday morning, after the events of the Crucifixion. Sitting on the stone is the Angel of the Lord dressed in a white chiton, whose myrrh-bearing arm shows the place of Christ’s resurrection, and his empty tomb.
Trivia A picture of the White Angel of Mileševa was sent as a message in the first satellite broadcast signal from Europe to America after the Cuban Missile Crisis, as a symbol of peace and civilization. Later, the same signal, containing the White Angel, was transmitted to space in an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life forms.

Written by Darko Topalski

Topalski Darko is an award-winning painter, full-time professional artist, photographer, designer,... His work is widely collected both nationally and internationally and may be found in numerous private and corporate collections