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The Resource The glory of Saint George : man, dragon, and death, edited by Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink

The glory of Saint George : man, dragon, and death, edited by Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink

Label
The glory of Saint George : man, dragon, and death
Title
The glory of Saint George
Title remainder
man, dragon, and death
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • fre
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This book offers the first-ever survey of artistic depictions of the legend of Saint George defeating the dragon. The earliest existing references to this episode in the hagiography of Saint George date from the 11th century, and the mythical conflict has entertained the imaginations of artists ever since. Copiously illustrated, this book includes varied representations in painting, sculpture, engraving, and more by artists from Raphael and Peter Paul Rubens to Odilon Redon and Andy Warhol. In addition, the artists David Claerbout, Giuseppe Penone, Luc Tuymans, and Angel Vergara Santiago have been invited to contribute their own interpretations of the story, and these new works are also featured. The contemporary perspective is further explored in the book through essays that trace the shifting resonance of the allegory, positing that it has evolved to become symbolic of man's internal struggle as he attempts to fulfill his destiny. This edition is also being distributed by Yale UP under a Yale UP ISBN. Exhibition: Musée des Arts Contemporains (MAC), Grand-Hornu, Belgium (17.10.2015-17.01.2016)
Cataloging source
NLE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Busine, Laurent,
  • Sellink, Manfred,
  • Musée des arts contemporains (Hornu, Belgium),
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • George
  • George
  • Christian patron saints in art
  • Christian patron saints in art
Label
The glory of Saint George : man, dragon, and death, edited by Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
This volume has been published to coincide with the exhibition "Man, Dragon and Death: The Glory of Saint George which will be presented at the Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu (MAC's), 18 October 2015-17 January 2016. This exhibition is part of Mons 2015 - European capital of Culture"--Page 282
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
931596650
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9789462300767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931596650
Label
The glory of Saint George : man, dragon, and death, edited by Laurent Busine and Manfred Sellink
Publication
Copyright
Note
This volume has been published to coincide with the exhibition "Man, Dragon and Death: The Glory of Saint George which will be presented at the Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu (MAC's), 18 October 2015-17 January 2016. This exhibition is part of Mons 2015 - European capital of Culture"--Page 282
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
931596650
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9789462300767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931596650

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