St. George On Foot (1502) by Albrecht Durer

St. George On Foot - Albrecht Durer - 1502

Artwork Information

TitleSt. George On Foot
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About St. George On Foot

The artwork titled “St. George On Foot” is a religious engraving completed by the Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The piece is part of a private collection and exemplifies the religious painting genre prevalent during the Northern Renaissance.

This engraving showcases St. George, the Christian martyr known for slaying a dragon in folklore. In the image, he stands in full armor with a halo around his head, signifying his sainthood. He holds a long spear and rests his left hand on his waist, showing a relaxed but confident posture. Beneath his feet lies a defeated dragon, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. The background includes a detailed landscape featuring ships on a body of water and a distant city, suggesting the larger world around this legendary scene. Dürer’s masterful use of line work to create textures and contrast is evident in the intricate details of the armor, the dragon’s scales, and the surrounding nature. The precision and clarity of this engraving demonstrate the skills that Dürer was renowned for during the Northern Renaissance.

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