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Friday, February 18, 2022

St. George?


I found this nameless Sascha Schneider piece on an art blog,
and I think it may be his take on Saint George and the Dragon.

 

8 comments:

  1. If it is St George, it's unique. Usually, he is depicted on horseback, and often in armour of some sort.

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    1. Schneider was known for his different approach . . . and for getting the clothes off his subjects.

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    2. It’s true that most depictions of St. George were as a knight in armor on horseback, but there’s a secondary tradition of depicting St. George naked that started in 1817 on a British gold coin, of all things. Look for a post about naked St. George on my blog https://unashamedmale.blogspot.com/ on March 6 (sorry, you’ll have to wait).

      Having said that, I agree with Mitch that this is probably Siegfried, not St. George.

      -Larry

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    3. Thanks, Larry! I'll be looking for that post on 6 March as well as looking for some more naked images of St. George.

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  2. My guess would be that it is more likely Sigfried and the dragon Fafner, with Mime's sword from the Ring cycle.

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    1. Wagner would definitely fit Schneider's cultural millieu. Thanks for the perspective!

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  3. Hello.

    That drawing of Siegfried bathing in the dragon's blood appears attributed to Osmar Schlinder on this web page: //www.artnet.com/artists/osmar-schindler/siegfried-fkqJzKDgtpfkxPu1dW9Pdg2

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    1. Thanks for the link. Oddly, they also show a different painting with the same title. Now I'm confused, but I'm glad to be introduced to an artist I didn't know. Some of Schindler's work is interesting.

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