Year :conceived in 1977, first cast in 1984
Technique: lost wax process
Edition Size: 350+35 EA
Maquette:original gouache, ʺSaint George and the Dragonʺ, 1977
References Descharnes: Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. pg. 238 ref. 613
Dalí transforms the traditional iconography of the legend of Saint George, in a symbolic and interpretive work. The Saint is the brave knight in shining golden armor, represented in the act of inflicting the mortal blow on the dragon and saving the life of the princess of Selene at his side.Metamorphic touches find their way into this sculpture: the dragon’s wings morph into flames and the tongue is formed like a crutch, one of Dalí’s favored symbolic elements.A larger size version of this sculpture was presented to Pope John Paul II in 1995 by the Dalí Universe for display in Rome’s Vatican collection.