11 in HIGH x 8.125 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.64 cm WIDE)
Gift of Sherry Smith Bell

Written in graphite below plate: (BL) "18/20"; (BR) "Mitchell Friedman"
"I have been fascinated by the various ways "St. George and the Dragon" has been portrayed. It is an exciting and theatrical image that can be presented as a simple narrative or a complex metaphor. I chose Tintoretto's "St. George" as inspiration for my print because it emphasizes the emotive content in a whirling, dramatic masterpiece. St. George is sandwiched between the maiden's terror (foreground) and God's intervention (above.) It is the emotional and psychological aspects of the allegory that appeals to me, the elements that leave the most interpretation to the viewer." / Mitchell Friedman

This is an etching with engraving inspired by Jacopo Tintoretto's painting, "St. George and the Dragon" (c. 1560). The print shows a gnarled tree in the foreground that extends along the right and top side of the composition. The sun appears at top left and falls on a figure riding a horse at midground, center left, casting a hard shadow across the ground. Two animals in tall grass appear below the gnarled tree at the right and left corner of the image.

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