Drachenkampf des hl. Georg
Albrecht Altdorfer (1482-1538)

Drachenkampf des hl. Georg,

1510
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pergament auf Lindenholz
Dimensions of the object
28,2 x 22,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 29
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Altdorfer, Drachenkampf des hl. Georg, 1510, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3Qlz4eb (Last updated on 24.07.2022)
With this work showing the saint’s heroic fight with the dragon, Altdorfer created the prototype of a pure landscape painting. This expansive detailed depiction of nature fills the whole pictorial area; it is not trees that one sees, but a forest.

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