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St George
17th Century
Francesco GUARINO
St George
[San Giorgio]
Oil on canvas
130 x 101 cm  [HxW]
Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Napoli

This three quarter length figure of an elegant St George holding a spear and a snake-like dragon unites a sumptuous naturalism with Carravaggio’s dramatic lighting. The bright colours and the rich fabrics show Guarino’s indebtedness to Venetian art although he worked almost exclusively in Campania, southern Italy.

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