Pictured in the picture, George the Victorious embodies the protector of the entire Christian world. According to legend, in one city the evil king ruled who despised all Christians. He decided to feed all the children of the city to a huge dragon living near the settlement. Residents of the city protested, because this king also had a child. The king, deciding to appease the people, agreed to give the dragon and his daughter when her turn came up. The father dressed his only heiress in the most expensive and beautiful clothes and led to certain death.
In this picture we see the moment when St. George came to the aid of the unfortunate girl. The male figure is depicted riding a horse. These are two central images of the picture. The terrible animal reared, a long, light mane of the animal develops in the wind. George is dressed in military armor. His image is very dynamic, a little pathos, bright.
At the bottom of the picture, a dragon appears before us. This is a huge, dangerous animal with wings, a tail and a terrible toothy mouth. Peter Paul Rubens depicts a small cross consisting of sharp pegs that pierce the mouth of a dragon. This image is very symbolic, because after the victory over the dragon, St. George converted almost the whole city to Christianity.
In the background is an image of a princess who was supposed to be the victim of an evil dragon. The girl is shown scared, but she continues to watch the monster die. Near the girl, the creator decided to portray a lamb. Thus, the artist wanted to show us that a girl sentenced to death is as meek and humble as a lamb.
All work is saturated with incredible dynamics. It seems that the artist was able to photograph the most important moment of the battle. The horse stood on its hind legs, St. George raises a sword over his head to hit them with a terrible dragon.
Painting Shishkin Pine Forest