Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Nike of Samothrace"

Natasha Durant

Winged Victory of Samothrace
circa 220-185 BC
This art work grabbed my attention because of detailing in the dress. The artist was able to get very detailed wrinkles into the material used. It looks as if it could possibly be made from real fabric. Also the story behind the sculpture really made me enjoy this art work too. The winged victory which also means Nike in Greek, it is the greek god touching down after winning battle swiftly moving forward. One leg in front of the other as if she is to start walking forward in her victories moment. It was believed to be placed above a theater until it was found in later years during a french expedition. 

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