Bernat Martorell

St. George and the Dragon
Bernat Martorell
The Art Institute of Chicago

One of my favorite paintings. Below, detail showing the sculpted, 3D elements, gilt of course. This painting is a wonderful example of a great 15th. century painter, and his studio, quietly showing all of their repertoire. The carved wooden panel, gilt, and the painting itself, with it's wonderful, "rolling" perspective. Every time I'm in The Art Institute of Chicago, I visit this painting; it is an old friend.

Another detail; note the fly on the bone, and the splatter technique for the dirt and sand.