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St. George's Remorse by FrancescaBaerald St. George's Remorse by FrancescaBaerald

 St.George's remorse after having slain the Dragon.

Oil on board.
58x69 cm

Original Art for Sale. For Info send an email to francesca.baerald@gmail.com

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Given 2013-05-26
The suggester said: St. George's Remorse by *FrancescaBaerald is a very touching painting, depicting an intimate moment of St.George after having killed the Dragon and feeling remorse for his cruel action. ( Suggested by NordikJ and Featured by Astralseed )
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Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
That's how Remarque could have probably seen this.
 Apart from that, people have always been wanting to personolize evil as something alien and scary as dragons, savage beasts etc. These beasts are not animals, however. They are sentient beings but depicted as ultimately malicious. Exactly the same approach is with depicting enemies. It's a very comfortable approach for avoiding responsibility and advocating hatred. So the dragon is somewhat an advanced version of scapegoat and an image of the enemy. The bad thing is that such an approach in most cases becomes mutual, almost completely dominates reason and prevents any mutual understanding. So in this situation St. George could have hardly done otherwise.
 Suspiciousness, xenophobia and hatred are almost universal and are very strong feelings dictated by the self-preservation instinct. On the one hand, they help an individual to survive. On the other hand, it's hard to supress them even when they are completely unreasonable. The worst thing is that these feelings are abused a lot.
 Sometimes it's only when one kills and sees their victim's agony, sees that their victim is not that different from themselves, one feels, if not understands, what a horrible thing they have done. It's tragic even in "kill or die" situations (as any such situation between sentient beings is a result of a chain of unreasonable actions which could have been potentionally prevented). That doesn't happen too often though (or there wouldn't have been so much wars and cruelty in the world).
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your great comment! it is much appreciated ;)
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Drake-Wyvern Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just wow
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Freaky12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just wonderfull, I don't how to tell what I feel when I see this drawing, you're an incredible artist
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Freaky12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome;3
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Powerful piece!
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
You're welcome :)
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