Saturday, 10 February 2007


It's interesting how the imagery of Napoleon, specifically the picture by David of him crossing the alps:

has affected the iconography of St George the dragon slayer:

The icon above is from Moscow, of all places.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rebecca

    I wonder if the influence is not direct. Perhaps both equestrian images are based on classical models, in particular the common motif of the Thracian horseman: