Shop art print and framed art St. George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello

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Subjects : Landscape, Religion
Keywords : Painting, Renaissance, cave, knight, landscape, monster, princess, saint
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St. George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon is a work by the painter Paolo Uccello, painted around 1470. Originally part of the Karol Lanckoro?ski collection, it is now on display at the National Gallery in London. In keeping with Christian iconography, it depicts the battle of Saint George of Lydda against the dragon holding a princess prisoner near a cave. The saint, on a white dappled horse rearing to the right, is wearing armour and is seated on red saddlery. His spear runs diagonally across the composition, ending in the mouth of the dragon spreading its wings"; his robe is green and his wings have coloured rings. The princess, painted in profile, delivers the dragon to St George with one hand, while the other, lifting up a part of her dress, holds the beast by the leash. Behind them, the grotto opens out into a stylised rock face, revealing a spring". The ground is dotted with dark grass like a parterre. The sky is also dark, with small blue clouds and a thin crescent moon. A whirlwind overhangs the rider beyond dark green trees. In the distance, hills and ramparts can be seen, indicating the distance separating the scene from the town of Silenus. Paolo Uccello also painted two other works on the same theme in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« St. George and the Dragon » is kept at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France.


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