Oil Painting on Canvas
by artist Darko Topalski
Name: Radgost Rtanj and Lake
Size: ±12x16in (30x40cm)
Landscape painting of Radgost accommodation on Rtanj mountain in Serbia. Name Radost, Radegast, also Radagast, Radigost, Redigast, Riedegost or Radogost is an old god of Slavic mythology. Since the name can easily be dialectically adjusted and translated as “dear guest” or “welcomed guest”, Radgost was proclaimed as the Slavic god of hospitality and as such entered the hypothetical, reconstructed Slavic pantheon. Even myths concerning him were constructed based on various folk customs of sacred hospitality.
This year Topalski was several times at Rtanj, mystical mythical and fantastic mountain, and this painting is based on one or several photos from Rtanj.