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May 26, 2013
The suggester said: St. George's Remorse by *FrancescaBaerald is a very touching painting, depicting an intimate moment of St.George after having killed the Dragon and feeling remorse for his cruel action.
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St. George's Remorse

 St.George's remorse after having slain the Dragon.

Oil on board.
58x69 cm

Original Art for Sale. For Info send an email to francesca.baerald@gmail.com

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FlashGordonArt's avatar
Perhaps it is not the fact that he slew the dragon that made George a Saint, but the great sorrow he felt over being forced to do so. A Saint should love and care for all living creatures, but the dragon was eating people, so it had to be stopped. 

The composition is the best part of this. A circle, with the man and the monster on opposing sides yet connected.
purple-hermit's avatar
Well put! It is indeed a brilliant piece
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you very much for your kind words!
I'm really happy you truly grasped the meaning of my painting :blackrose:
Doutor-Gori's avatar
è l'immagine più incredibile che vedo di San Giorgio, è mozzafiato. Complimenti!
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christiancatguy's avatar
A very interesting, modern twist on the story of St. George slaying the dragon. Your piece both conveys and evokes emotion, for which I commend you. Thanks for sharing!
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you for your lovely comment! ;)
ArteSusanna's avatar
This is very haunting. I can feel St. George's pain. Well done!
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you very much! :D
Rockomics's avatar
Grande impatto drammatico, reso ancora più potente x la scelta dell'inquadratura dall'alto e le figure che si uniscono in una composizione circolare.
Molto bello il panneggio del mantellone.
Un bel fav anche qui, non ci starebbe male, che dici?!? :)
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
:D Faccio la collezione di Favs :star: !
Grazie ancora!
Chrissyissypoo19's avatar
Wow this has to be the most interesting piece I've seen of Saint George. Just Wow! :D The emotion and the depiction of this moment is just breathtaking that I can't stop looking and analyzing it's deep sentiment! Very good job! I applaud you! :iconclapplz:
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!
I'm really happy you like my work :)
Chrissyissypoo19's avatar
I do! o3o How can I not! it's absolutely gorgeous! :iconcannotevenplz: 
Hoch-Spannung's avatar
That's how Remarque could have probably seen this.
 Apart from that, people have always been wanting to personolize evil as something alien and scary as dragons, savage beasts etc. These beasts are not animals, however. They are sentient beings but depicted as ultimately malicious. Exactly the same approach is with depicting enemies. It's a very comfortable approach for avoiding responsibility and advocating hatred. So the dragon is somewhat an advanced version of scapegoat and an image of the enemy. The bad thing is that such an approach in most cases becomes mutual, almost completely dominates reason and prevents any mutual understanding. So in this situation St. George could have hardly done otherwise.
 Suspiciousness, xenophobia and hatred are almost universal and are very strong feelings dictated by the self-preservation instinct. On the one hand, they help an individual to survive. On the other hand, it's hard to supress them even when they are completely unreasonable. The worst thing is that these feelings are abused a lot.
 Sometimes it's only when one kills and sees their victim's agony, sees that their victim is not that different from themselves, one feels, if not understands, what a horrible thing they have done. It's tragic even in "kill or die" situations (as any such situation between sentient beings is a result of a chain of unreasonable actions which could have been potentionally prevented). That doesn't happen too often though (or there wouldn't have been so much wars and cruelty in the world).
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you very much for your great comment! it is much appreciated ;)
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Freaky12's avatar
It's just wonderfull, I don't how to tell what I feel when I see this drawing, you're an incredible artist
FrancescaBaerald's avatar
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Babou-Shka's avatar
Powerful piece!
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You're welcome :)
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