Saint George Killing the Dragon
Bernat Martorell's painting was the central panel of an altarpiece executed for a chapel dedicated to Saint George in the kingdom of Catalonia in what is now northeastern Spain. Saint George was the region's patron saint.
The image is filled with details that reveal the artistâs skill at observation and help bring the story to life. Bones litter the foreground, lizards crawl around the crevice where the dragon lives, and crowds line the castleâs battlements in the background.