Saint George crushing the dragon

Published on 2024-01-15 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Painting, Sculpture  

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Saint George crushing the dragon

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54 cm

© Gallery of painter Eric Bourdon
Lille, France, 2023

     With the acrylic painting on canvas titled “Saint George crushing the dragon,” Eric Bourdon follows the straight line of a long pictorial, artistic and literary tradition !

     In the legend, the dragon extorted tribute from villagers. When they ran out of livestock for the dragon, they started giving up human tributes, chosen by lottery. When one day, the lot fell on the king’s daughter ! The king offered all his gold and silver to have his daughter spared, but the people refused. The princess was sent out to the lake, dressed as a bride, to be fed to the dragon. The saint thereupon rescued the princess and killed the dragon.

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