Things I've picked up along the way...

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is St George slaying the dragon, from the same Italian book of hours we looked at yesterday. I still can’t believe how much gold leaf was used in this book. The patrons must have had a phenomenal amount of money to spend on something this lavish.
I think this image is hilarious. St George’s faithful charger looks far more like a wooden horse from a carousel than a battle hardened stallion. St George himself looks like a child, and don’t get me started on the dragon!
I love it, but to my twenty-first century eyes, it looks completely ridiculous!
Image source: Walters Museum MS W322. Creative Commons licensed via Wikimedia Commons.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is St George slaying the dragon, from the same Italian book of hours we looked at yesterday. I still can’t believe how much gold leaf was used in this book. The patrons must have had a phenomenal amount of money to spend on something this lavish.

I think this image is hilarious. St George’s faithful charger looks far more like a wooden horse from a carousel than a battle hardened stallion. St George himself looks like a child, and don’t get me started on the dragon!

I love it, but to my twenty-first century eyes, it looks completely ridiculous!

Image source: Walters Museum MS W322. Creative Commons licensed via Wikimedia Commons.

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