Sculptors have always challenged themselves to recreate the human form in great detail for thousands of years. There aren’t a lot who succeeded but those who did certainly nailed it. From sculpting the ancient marble sculpture Venus de Milo to the modern copper Statue of Liberty, there was no margin for error as not even the tiniest mistake can be undone.
American artist Benjamin Victor, following the footsteps of great masters like Michelangelo and Bernini, has dexterously preserved their classical artistry in his modern clay and bronze sculptures. One of the most remarkable works of this artist is the clay and bronze statue of Bathsheba, the biblical character who was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David.
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The artist’s expertise in delicate detailing and precision is very well depicted in this life-size sculpture. According to the story, King David was instantly attracted to Bathsheba when he saw her stepping out of the bath with her long hair hanging on her back and the wet clothing clinging to her body outlining the curves of her body.
To stay true to the biblical depiction, Victor has subtly featured Bathsheba’s wet clothing, its transparency effect, her damp hair, and her natural body details.
Even if you’re not familiar with sculpturing, you’ll certainly find this particular artwork quite realistic. Visit his website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram to be mesmerized by more of his artwork. Leave your thoughts with us in the comments below.