Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - St George and the Dragon

St George and the Dragon Icon; vestibule of St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greenville, South Carolina.



~*~








My Flickr page, finally updated at long last.

10 comments:

Stan said...

Those old religious paintings and icons are remarkable. Nice photo.

CyberCelt said...

I like the colors in the painting. Poor dragon. I guess that make the dragon another deadhead, eh?

Robin said...

Wonderful soft colors in this painting. Have you ever heard Pete Morton's (wonderful British singer-songwriter) song St. George Slew the Dragon? It's a real favorite of mine. So is the entire Swarthmoor album for that matter :).

catsynth said...

I suppose the dragons do get a bad rap in some of these old religious paintings. I'd like to see them portrayed more fairly in the future :)

Nonetheless, it's a very vivid image. And thanks for stopping by

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

What a beautiful painting I love the colours. I 'm a believer. I think there had to have been dragons or why would there be so many legends. Did you read about the fossilized Sea Serpent head they discovered in this weeks news. Said it makes T-Rex look tame. And to think they had to fight such creatures with out automatice weapons or maybe fire breathing dragons were automatic weapons (Twilight zone music dee dee dee dee) LOL See what you did got me fantasizing LOL Happy

mikeb302000 said...

You'd love it here in Rome, Daisy. Have you ever been? There's more art here than a normal brain can handle.

sheila said...

Beautiful old painting! And Addy's looks like fun! mmmmmm

mzbitca said...

My family saint is Saint George. I always loved as a kid that my saint fought dragons and was pretty bad ass. I have an icon similar to that hanging in my house.

JoJo said...

Cool! But as a dragon lover, I always bummed hard at St. George's kill.

thene said...

I always think pictures of St George or St Michael killing dragons look unfair; their spears are as big as the dragon is...