Saint George and the Dragon
- Subject: Peruvian Christian Biblical Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque Watercolor Colors
- Base Material: Canvas (unframed)
- Size: 10 in. wide X 13 in. tall (25.5 cms X 33 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Brighten your day with this charming handmade painting, by artists in India, of Saint George. Saint George, or San Jorge in Spanish, was a soldier of Greek origins for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. St. George became one of the most venerated saints in Christianity, and has been especially venerated as a military saint.
The legend of Saint George and the Dragon was first recorded in the 11th century and the tradition tells that a fierce dragon was causing panic at the city of Silene, Libya, at the time George arrived there. In order to prevent the dragon from devastating people from the city, they gave two sheep each day to the dragon, but when the sheep were not enough they were forced to sacrifice humans instead of the two sheep.
The human to be sacrificed was elected by the city's own people and that time the king's daughter was chosen to be sacrificed but no one was willing to take her place. George saved the girl by slaying the dragon with a lance.
The king was so grateful that he offered him treasures as a reward for saving his daughter's life, but George refused it and instead he gave these to the poor. The people of the city were so amazed at what they had witnessed that they became Christians and were all baptized.
Art of Peru is famous for The Cuzco School which was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The tradition and European influence in these paintings originated after the 1534 Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
Drawing from the techniques of the past, modern Cuzco paintings executed by local artists are characterized by their use of exclusively religious subjects and the predominance of red, yellow and earth colors. They are also remarkable for their use of gold leaf. They often adapt the topics to depict their native flora and fauna as a backdrop in their works.
You can relive the glory of Biblical history by owning this classic masterpiece artwork, the theme of which depicts San Jorge and the dragon. Buy it now.