DAVID SLAYS GOLIATH: As the Philistine Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground - 1 Samuel 17:48.
FROM MARBLE TO SILVER SNAPSHOT: Bernini’s sculpture perfectly captures this historic moment in time without missing a single moment. The original life size sculpture was completed in a mere 7 months and is still seen today in the Galleria Borghese. Here we see David, seconds away from throwing his stone. This was a trailblazing sculpture, completely interacting with its environment. It introduced a new standard in capturing movement and emotional intensity – a true snapshot. And nothing has been lost in our translation from marble to silver.