• St. George in painting and sculptures in Vytautas the Great War Museum

      St. George in painting and sculptures in Vytautas the Great War Museum

      St. George is one of the most prominent military saints and Christian martyrs. The spreading of the legend about this saint and the dragon through the Orthodox and the Catholic churches in the Middle Ages was marked with the depicting of the miraculous event. The objects of art became valuable iconographic sources and may by used in many aspects nowadays – evaluation of the ancient symbols and their religious meanings, expanding the knowledge in history of art, clothing, armour and arms.
      The popularity of St. George in Lithuania featured in works of art coming from different periods. Some works of art, depicting the saint slaying the dragon, showing direct influence of the traditions of western or eastern Christianity. However, the specific features of depicting St. George in Lithuania are represented by the folk sculptures created by the self-educated wood carvers. The exhibition “St. George in painting and sculptures in Vytautas the Great War Museum” shows the objects of art from the 18th–first half of the 20th century, reflecting the evolution of St. George’s functions and image in the course of history.

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