Saturday, February 26, 2022

David Slaying Goliath - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine chapel painting of the Sibyls.

Another famous part of Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine chapel is David Slaying Goliath.

On the four corners of the ceiling are stories from the Bible about heroes that helped save Israel.

The painting of David shows him standing over Goliath holding a sword.
In the old testament story, Goliath was a giant that everyone was afraid of, and David was a small shepherd boy who wasn't afraid of Goliath because he had faith in God.
Even though he was just a young boy, he beat Goliath in battle.

(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)

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