Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Following through from his divine message from God we have a really strange reminder of how other people perceive the divan. Paolo Uccello's, Saint George and the Dragon, c. 1470, gives us a dragon led by a fantastical goddess who is reminiscent of something from a science fiction movie. 

The proportions are all worked out with mathematical precision. The dragon appears to have flown out of some Heavenly domain in the sky to challenge Saint George. The garden of Christ appears to have a symbol that suggests his name. You can imagine that given how contemporary this painting is to observe that the divan possibilities of this being the most masterful painting ever executed would still surpass our notice. Maybe we will never get there and Paolo Uccello took his knowledge to Heaven via another door.