ONE if not my MOST FAVOURITE artworks is the magnificent stature of King Khafre with its beautifully sculpted Horus falcon sitting on the back of his head with it's wings wrapped around protectively.
You know the ONE!!!!!!!
The diorite used to carve the stature is an unbelievably magnificent piece of the natural world. So it has that natural beauty plus the inherent humanity and mutual love, for want of a better word, in the relationship between the bird and the man. The beauty too is in its simplicity of design e.g. just the few simple lines to denote the falcon's feathers.
The artist (more than one artist?) truly loved what he was carving from and his subjects. What a MASTER artist/craftsman and a MASTERPIECE. IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE why it was buried in the sand at Giza for protection.
He/they would have lovingly polished it absolutely delighting as the stone's natural colours appeared.
I suppose you have a different interpretation but the beauty of truth, the truth in beauty is a tangible thing in this stature. AND it is more than that because it appeals to inner truths as it touches the soul.
I have tried to put facile words/ideas to what is really the intangible and have not really touched on my feelings about nor my reaction to this work of art.
Not that I am worshipping it just highly appreciative.:)
AND I am sure I am not alone feeling in awe and inadequate.
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