São Jorge

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São Jorge

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São Jorge

This knight is the most revered Catholic saint, in the Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and the Angelic Cummunion. He is also respected in Afro-Brazilian religious cults synchronized in the form of Ogum. Legend has it that George was born in the former Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia. He was known for his courage and was assigned to kill a dragon whose halide poison could kill the whole city, and whose skin was covered with thick scales that could not be perforated with a lance or word. This courageous young man managed to kill the dragon on his horse burying the sword into the beast’s throat.

The symbolism in this painting represents the power of faith and how the knight was able to kill the dragon with his sword, receiving strength from the heavenly sky. In Brazilian culture, there is a plant
(Sansevieria trifasciata) commonly known as the sword of São Jorge .

Note: The painting not only obtains three dimensional effects through the use of optical illusions but when observing it with appropriate music, the viewer can see the courageous movements.

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