Title: Saint George Killing the Dragon
Artist: Bernat Martorell
Medium: Tempera on wood
Size: 141 x 96 cm
Location: Art Institute of
Saint George (ca. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints as well as being the patron saint of several nations. The episode of Saint George and the Dragon is Eastern in origin, brought back with the Crusaders and retold. The city of "Silene,"
The principal axis of the composition is determined by
Bernardo Martorell (b. ca. 1400, Sant Celoni, d. 1452,