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SAINT GEORGE – SAN JORGE 2017-07-03T14:51:38+00:00

Project Description

SAINT GEORGE  –   Sculpture by Salvador Dali

Saint George (aka “Saint George slaying the Dragon”)

Saint George (c. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was a Greek who became an officer in the Roman army. His father was the Greek Gerondios from Cappadocia Asia Minor and his mother was the Greek Polychronia from the city Lyda. Lyda was a Greek city from the times of the conquest of Alexander the Great (333 BC), now in Israel. He became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian. He is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography, Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic (Western and Eastern Rites), Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

Many Patronages of Saint George exist around the world, including: Georgia, England, Egypt, Bulgaria, Aragon, Catalonia, Romania, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia, as well as the cities of Genoa, Amersfoort, Beirut, Botoşani, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Timişoara, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Kragujevac, Kumanovo, Ljubljana, Pérouges, Pomorie, Preston, Qormi, Rio de Janeiro, Lod, Lviv, Barcelona, Moscow and Victoria, as well as of the Scout Movement[3] and a wide range of professions, organizations and disease sufferers.

Patron of the city of Barcelona and of the region of Catalonia (where Dali was from) amongst many others, Dali has chosen to show him in the moment of defeating the dragon.  His lance is already in the monster’s mouth.  It will soon be vanquished and defeated under the hooves of the brave steed. 

Technical Description

Original title:  San Jorge

Created by Salvador Dali  ca. 1973/79

Original media:  modelled wax

Original size:  28 cm (11 in)

Port Lligat Collection of Salvador Dali Sculptures

Obra Contemporanea Editor

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