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Saint George and the Dragon

Vittore Carpaccio, Saint George and the Dragon, 1502, Tempera on wood, Venice, Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Commissioned by Paolo Valaresso, who had donated a relic of San Giorgio al la Scuola, the painting by Vittore Carpaccio depicts the clash between the Saint and the Dragon to free the Princess of the city of Selene and convert its inhabitants. Attention to detail and technical finesse make it one of the most successful masterpieces of the Venetian painter.

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