Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Another day, another print.

Stories of saints can be fascinating and obscure.

The one of St. George and the dragon is a funny one. There is a princess involved and a village converted into christianity, otherwise clever George will send them the dragon to think about it. Something like that. He fights the dragon first to stop it from eating the village's children.

More obscure is the fact that a seventh century soldier from Libya (?) ended up being the patron of England. How does that happen? who decides these things?

The painting of St. George and the Dragon by Uccello, by the way, is my very favourite one in the National Gallery. Whenever I'm around I always go in and look at it for a while.

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