Detail of the fresco of St. Michael, at Szekelyderzs (Dirjiu, RO)
The Darjiu fortified church (Romanian: Biserica fortificata din Darjiu; Hungarian: Szekelyderzsi erodtemplom) is a Unitarian fortified church in Darjiu (Szekelyderzs), Harghita County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the Szekely Hungarian community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Unitarian following the Reformatio
The church's interior features a partly destroyed but valuable series of mural paintings. These Gothic, Italian Renaissance-influenced works were executed in 1419 by Paul of Ung; the most detailed is a Conversion of Paul the Apostle that includes the artist's portrait. There and in The Pursuit of the Cuman, part of a Saint Ladislaus legend group, Paul managed to integrate the subject into the composition's other elements. Other subjects he painted were the Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand and several saint-bishops. Beneath his portrait, in Gothic minuscule, he wrote a love declaration in Latin: "This work did master Paul, son of Stephen of Ung, paint and prepare, AD 1419; he wrote this inscription while keeping in mind a beautiful girl". The damage to the frescoes occurred when the arches were built and later, in the 17th century, when a pulpit was installed.
"Hoc op[us] fec[it]d[e] pingere seu p[rae]parar[e] mag[iste]r
paul[us] fili[us] stephani d[e] ung an[n]o d[om]in[i] m[ilesi]mo
cccc[m]o x nono: scripto scri
bebat et pulc[h]ra[m] puella[m] i[n] mente tenebat."
"Hic fuit Paul(us) de Ung pictor. 1419."
The Saint Ladislaus legend in the Church of Sepsikilyen, Transylvania, Romania. Painted in 1419 by Ungi Istvan fia, Pal mester (Stephen Ung, son of Master Paul).
Fresko - Szent Laszlo legenda 3. - Szekelyderzs
Королевство Венгрия, к которому относилась эта территория (и мастер - de Ung (Ungarn)) находилась в этот период под властью Sigismund of Luxemburg (14 February 1368 – 9 December 1437) was Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Germany from 1411, King of Bohemia from 1419, King of Italy from 1431, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member of the House of Luxemburg
и, таким образом, данный комплекс следует отнести к Римской империи