Its grandeur, majesty and mysticism fresco “White Angel” Church of the Ascension of Christ Monastery Mileseva can not be compared to any other, this is not surprising that one of the most beautiful works of Serbian and European art of the Middle Ages and as travel writers of the 19th century still in those times simply explained “that even Giotto is not straight.” Archangel Gabriel, who sits at the tomb of Christ dressed in a chiton white as snow, mysterious sea compared with the equally enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa – no difference that the angle of observation – visitors looking directly into his eyes. I leave them without words …
I almost can not remember a time when she was hidden from the public eye, but the truth is that for four centuries this fresco, which is normally part of the composition “Marys at the tomb of Christ,” no one could see, because in the 16th century through it was painted another fresco.
Thus, the “White Angel”, which was painted by an unknown authors in the 13th century was hidden between the 16th and 20th centuries when the church was restored in the Ascension of Christ, a top figure – removed. In addition to being linked to “heaven” and “the other world”, the fresco was chosen as one of the oldest and most beautiful pieces of art in the world. White Angel is one of the most famous frescoes of Serbia or in one of the great achievements of European painting. It is considered one of the most beautiful works of Serbian and European art of the Middle Ages.
The first satellite transmission of video signals in 1962 between Europe and North America contained the image of the White Angel from Mileseva one of the first scenes that represented greeting Europeans against Americans. Somewhat later, the same signal was sent into space by a possible alien life forms.
White Angel is selected for this opportunity because it has become recognized worldwide as a symbol of entire peace.