San Giorgio e il drago
Londra, National Gallery
Saint George and the dragon
London, National Gallery
Palo Uccello has compressed two parts of the story into one small and strange picture. The saint plunges his spear into the head of a dragon, whose odd shape mirrors the entrance to his cave. An elegant, if bored-looking, princess already has a leash around its neck.
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NEW on Sartle.com: "St. George and the Dragon" by Tintoretto at @nationalgallery
According to the legend, when a dragon was terrorizing a village, Saint George showed up to save the day. And it just so happened to be the day that a beautiful princess was in danger. The dragon had taken up residence near the village and had been demanding daily sheep sacrifices. When the sheep ran out, the townspeople turned to a Hunger Games style lottery to sacrifice one child a day. The legend doesn’t specify how long this went on prior to the princess drawing the proverbial short stick.
Saint George’s legend has been a popular subject for artists, but Tintoretto’s take on it was unusual for placing so much emphasis on the princess and putting the actual dragon slaying in the background. Tintoretto is known for his lively narrative depiction so here he aimed for an action shot of the legend rather than the typical focused shot of the hero.
It’s also worth noting that, in the Golden Legend, the princess didn’t run away. As the tale goes, Saint George just happens to walk by while she’s sitting in front of the dragon’s lair waiting to be brutally killed and eaten. He asks her what’s going on and she tells him to get the heck out of there. She doesn’t beg for her life, instead she pleads with him to save himself and not share her terrible fate.
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Good morning! Yesterday was a great day. I was out and about delivering paintings to their new owners, and the day was beautiful, sunny, crisp, and mosquito free! Which brings me to today's painting "Beyond the Horizon" 24x36. The location is Mosquito Harbor in St George, Maine. What a beautiful spot despite the name :) On this particular day, the reflection of the sky on the water was absolutely stunning. Rather than capture the sky, I wanted to capture the sky reflected int he water. This is one of the few paintings I have done without metal leaf.
Fletcher from Summer Maine Vacation Rentals invited me to hang some paintings in her office at 415 Main Street in Rockland. I am not in town much these days, so this is a great place for people to pop in and see the paintings in person. Payment plans accepted on all studio sale pieces! https://www.jillvalliere.com/portfolio/G0000UuAusHhAq2I #I0000pGnZAJhHEIE#maine#coastal#islands#mosquitoharbor#thewaylifeshouldbe#acrylicglazes#powersander#landscapepainting#saintgeorge#orange#reflections
2 5220 September, 2019
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22 13819 September, 2019
That thing where you finally, after a lifetime, come face-to-face with the #painting that you fell in love with 35 years ago, only to discover that the battery on your camera has died, and you’re forced to take a picture with your iPhone, and then the lighting is all horrible, and so now you’re going to have to travel all the way back to #Ghent , #Belgium someday just to see it again.
Always bring a spare battery.
Yup; still more from my trip in August.
#Raffaello ’s St. George and The Dragon is one of my favorite paintings of all time. While Saint George is a Catholic saint, there’s always been something about the myth that is subversive and pagan, and I like how it is mutated over the centuries.
All throughout #Holland and #Flanders and #Belgium , St. George seems to be absolutely everywhere. Saint Georges were slaying dragons at every turn, but it was when I was rushed through the overwhelming galleries of Sint-Michielskerk ( Saint Michaels Church) in Ghent that I unexpectedly stumbled on the painting I fell in love with so many decades ago. I feel like I discovered it for the first time.
But of course, dead battery.
So I grab a few more shots of this incredible church which is packed to the rafters with rare and invaluable artworks, mostly #baroque , of great masters. Belgium has always been a cross roads for the precious Art of Europe, and I’m grateful that, with all the centuries of looting that of happened in these lands, these precious pieces stayed put here. Because otherwise, battery or not, I wouldn’t have finally gotten able to see a favorite painting of mine, even if I only got to see it for a few minutes.
🍎🍏St.George AppleFest weekend is almost here and the weather is looking gorgeous!! ☀️ Come visit us this Saturday from 10am - 6pm and Sunday from 10am - 5pm. Please note we only accept cash at this event. Remember a percentage of sales go right back into next years AppleFest and into the St.George community. .
Another view of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi from Narikala Fortress. Enter any church in Georgia and you’ll more than likely see a tribute to the country’s patron saint.
Saint George was born in the Cappadocia region of Turkey in the third century. Saint George was a Christian soldier in the Roman army who eventually became a bodyguard to the Emperor Diocletian. Diocletian led a sustained campaign of persecution against Christians in the empire. Saint George protested and was imprisoned, tortured and beheaded in Palestine in 303 AD.
So where does the dragon come into the story? Legend has it that a dragon terrorized the people of Silene, Libya, poisoning the local countryside with its venom. The people tried to appease the dragon by offering sacrifices of sheep, then men and sheep, and finally children chosen by lottery. One day, the local king’s daughter was chosen as ...um...tribute and sent to the dragon’s lair. Saint George happened to be in the area and drove his lance into the dragon. The princess then tied her belt around the dragon’s neck and led the now docile beast by a leash back towards the town. The townspeople were terrified and Saint George, seeing an opportunity, promised to kill the dragon if they all converted to Christianity. He did and fifteen thousand men and the King converted.
So what is the connection to Georgia? Saint Nino, the first Christian missionary to Georgia who converted Georgia’s royal family, was Saint George’s cousin. She too is a national hero.
Georgians celebrate Saint George’s Day each November 23rd. Fun fact: if you meet a woman in Georgia, there is a good chance that her name is Nino! We met many Ninos on our trip and they were all lovely!
ORAÇÃO DE SÃO JORGE: PROTEÇÃO E GRAÇA.
“Eu andarei vestido e armado com as armas de São Jorge para que meus inimigos, tendo pés não me alcancem, tendo mãos não me peguem, tendo olhos não me vejam, e nem em pensamentos eles possam me fazer mal. Armas de fogo o meu corpo não alcançarão, facas e lanças se quebrem sem o meu corpo tocar, cordas e correntes se arrebentem sem o meu corpo amarrar.
Jesus Cristo, me proteja e me defenda com o poder de sua santa e divina graça, Virgem de Nazaré, me cubra com o seu manto sagrado e divino, protegendo-me em todas as minhas dores e aflições, e Deus, com sua divina misericórdia e grande poder, seja meu defensor contra as maldades e perseguições dos meu inimigos.
Glorioso São Jorge, em nome de Deus, estenda-me o seu escudo e as suas poderosas armas, defendendo-me com a sua força e com a sua grandeza, e que debaixo das patas de seu fiel ginete meus inimigos fiquem humildes e submissos a vós. Assim seja com o poder de Deus, de Jesus e do Divino Espírito Santo.
São Jorge Rogai por Nós. Amém”
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131 3,12423 April, 2019
thank you all for the numerous messages and telephone calls yesterday for my #nameday#saintgeorge you made it special with your wishes. Thank you for your love 🙏 I tried to answer all messages and telephone calls, excuse me if I missed some. Thank you again 🙏❤️
Dragonslayer 🐲 This beautiful depiction of Saint George and the Dragon is in Bethlehem, and it turns out I could use my cane to imitate a spear killing the dragon. I love when even my injury even helps make a better photo!!! 😁🐲😁 The print on my lightweight outfit even gives an armor-like effect...wonderful coincidence!!! 🐉⚔️ I'm fascinated by how Christianity has incorporated this story with pre-Christian origins and maintained it as if it were historical. 🦄 Along with unicorns in the Bible, many people seem to believe fantasy fiction was real just because it supposedly happened a long time ago. At least it inspired lots of beautiful art!!! I love any chance to bring more fantasy into reality!! 🐉 Now that Game of Thrones is over, we need to bring out our dragons wherever we can!! 🐲 #Dragon#dragons#saintgeorge#got#dragonborn#targaryen#daenerystargaryen#daenerys#gameofthrones#bible#fantasy#fiction#bethlehem