"Saint George killing the dragon" is a Romanian traditional icons painted on glass (reverse side technique) framed in wooden frame, also painted and varnish manually. Frame is provided with hanger so it is ready to be put on the wall.
Since the Middle Ages, Saint George is the protector of soldiers and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. He is also the great patron of England, Georgia and Moscow.
The story of St George is interpreted as an allegory of the struggle to save the soul of the sinful nature of man as scary as a dragon. In the background of a starry sky with ultramarine blue white and red, Saint George riding a white horse with gray modeled, arched and having presented the head in profile and from the front. The Saint is the brown-haired young man, with round face, he holds the spear with both hands and thrusts it in the mouth of the dragon.
The Saint is wearing golden boots, armor scales and a wind-whirling orange red cloak . The angel descends from the clouds bringing the crown. On the left, as an architectural element, the castle is designed in the form of farmhouses. In front of the gate is the princess saved from sacrifice. A gold chain stretches from the dragon to the lady. The dragon's scales are brown and it has two red tongues in the form of an arrow.
Painting icons on glass is a traditional Romanian form of art. Folk icons on glass are painted on the reverse side of the glass. First, the outlines are drawn with black ink. Then each area is filled with tempera or oil colors. This has been a Romanian folk tradition since the 18th century. In our villages, the knowledge is passed from one generation to another, from parents to children. Many artists remain anonymous. These icons are primitive, colorful, glamorous - and very modern as a plastic conception.
A „definition” of the glass icon says that it has to be done according to a model (izvod). It usually has no anatomical proportions, but balanced chromatic patterns . The models currently used are 200-300 years old.
The writing is Cyrillic. There are several elements of a typical icon on glass: it represents a character or more, the remaining space is bordered with flowers, rope or stars.
glass, wood, oil colors, acrylic, gloss varnish for wood, gold leaf