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Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640, Saint George and the Dragon, c.1605/07
In this classic work, the princess in the background represents the church as a whole, with the lamb she is grasping representing the innocence and purity of the church. Saint George and his steed symbolise the triumph of good over evil as Saint George stares the beast down. Rubens further shows the contrast between good and evil with the dragon painted in relative darkness, with Saint George and the princess residing in the light.
We absolutely love the depth of colour and light vs dark contrast of this work. This square is finished with a border design of red, gold and black that works well with the tones in the painting.
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Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) was a remarkable character, not only being a successful painter of European renown but he also played an important diplomatic role in 17th century European politics. In his painting he was a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour and sensuality and is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes and paintings of mythological subjects.
As a famous painter he was often commissioned by European royalty and when a 12 year truce between the Dutch and the Spanish broke down in 1621 Rubens was called to the courts of England and France as they decided who to ally themselves with. As painters had reason to travel to foreign courts, he was well placed to carry out secret negotiations without his presence arising suspicion. For his efforts the Archduchess Isabella made him ‘gentleman of the household’ in 1627. He then returned to being a prolific painter, producing over 80 paintings in the 1630's for King Phillip of Spain alone. See more information about the artist on his Wikipedia page Peter Paul Rubens.
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