Rambling around the city during the Pordenone Legge Festival
Saint George slaying the dragon in Pordenone during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
Today I arrived in Pordenone, an improvised visit to a university friend of mine that turned out to be an incredible opportunity to reconnect and discover how friendship can survive the years. During this trip I discovered how life brings back to you people that have grown in your same direction, people that will still understand you after the years have passed. At least this is what happened to me. All the people I met or met again during this trip where so aligned with what I am becoming. It is such an interesting perspective.
I took the afternoon to walk around in Pordenone, during the Book Festival called Pordenone Legge, an event that brings thousands people to the city for conferences and events related to books. Such a live and interesting opportunity to see culture at its best.
After rambling around, I took a small street to be alone and in front of me this column appeared, with at top this statue of Saint George and those men at its feet. I liked it so much that I decided to sketch it. And I discovered only later that it is actually part of a very important church of Pordenone: the Church of Saint George. Founded in the 13th Century, it became the second church of the town since 1588. The statue is actually at the top of the bell tower and it is a new creation by the sculptors Pierino Sam and Giulio Piccini in 1961.
Saint George slaying the dragon for me represents the idea of taking the responsibility to win over our fears. To face them and to learn from them. Because fears are there to teach us the directions we want to go. We fear only what we think is good for us, what we believe is our to reach. And the best thing is that once we jump on the other side of fear we can experience the thrill of flight.
Title of the painting ‘Saint George slaying the dragon in Pordenone’
This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.
The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.
- Watercolor and ink on white paper
- Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting
- Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
- Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print