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Exhibition April 14 − July 14, 2019
Paolo Uccello. "St. George, striking a dragon"
An exhibition is open at the State Hermitage Museum “Paolo Uccello. "St. George, hitting the dragon." From the Jacquemart-Andrée Museum, Paris ”.

This is another project from the series Masterpieces of World Museums in the Hermitage.

Paolo Uccello (1397 - 1475) - Italian (Florentine) painter, representative of the Early Renaissance, one of the founders of the scientific theory of perspective.

The picture takes the viewer into the courtly fairy tale: a brave knight defeats a dragon and rescues a beautiful princess. The surrounding landscape, it would seem, was supposed to help the artist build a space that departs into depth with a single vanishing point on the horizon, but suddenly a reverse perspective arises when the lines connect where the spectator is, as in a medieval icon.

Based on the materials of the official site State Hermitage Museum.
All artworks at the exhibition