My favorite narrative is found in the Bible. It is a tale of the battle for supremacy; the story is about David and Goliath. It is my favorite narrative because of the richness of its storyline and the imagery together with the objectives it has. There are various human strengths and shortcomings to learn from this tale and it is best that it be analyzed in the possible way in order to depict the true picture in it. There are a several varied sculptures that tend to depict the greatness in people that life does not expect to have greatness. The narrative of David and Goliath as written by 1st Samuel 17 shows that there is potential in the smallest person to accomplish great things in life in the measure to marvel the world. David was the least person that was expected to kill Goliath a warrior considered to be a giant in warfare (1st Samuel 17.1-58).
The same attributes have been elicited in the Egyptian Sphinx. The sculpture which is viewed to be close to man and the most prodigious in the world was created by human sculptors. The point of conquer is the technology, brain and skill used in order to come up with the sculpture (Boundless.com). The sculpture is put in the shape of the traditions of ancient Egyptians, the presence of human’s past or history. It is a wonder that such a great form of art could be constructed by the humans who at that specific time did not have sophisticated technology to achieve such precision at the time. The technology and skill they used to chip and form stone into desired shapes and size is a marvel.
There is the science of creating the curves in that they matched both to create a face, the eyes and the mouth that fit into proportion. It is the reason I wonder how humans are able to do magnificent events that leave a historical mark on the face of the earth.
Boundless.com. Sculpture: Egyptian artisans during the Old Kingdom perfected the art of sculpting and carving intricate relief decoration out of stone. 2015. Web. 18 July 2015. <https://www.boundless.com/art-history/textbooks/boundless-art-history-textbook/ancient-egyptian-art-4/the-old-kingdom-55/sculpture-301-7656/>.
New International Version. n.d. Web. 18 July 2015. <https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+17>.