Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saint George and the Dragon

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(Italian, 1483-1520)
Saint George and the Dragon, 1506
Oil on wood


  1. Dragons, knights, and horses! Yay!!!!

  2. I like this one! I wish the dragon were a little bigger and scarier though. And it'd be nice to see a painting depicting the beginning or middle of the battle, not the part where the dragon is just about defeated, like here. I get that the point is triumph over Satan, but isn't the battle itself just as important? There ought to be a painting with a nice, big scary dragon rearing its head and St. George bravely lifting his lance...

  3. Katie, your comment reminded me of a part in The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Miriam asks why St. Michael the Archangel always looks so tidy after his battle with Satan). Anyway, there probably is a picture like that somewhere in the wide world of art. ;)