Saturday, September 14, 2013

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Here's the real thing.

I love it.

Via Wikipedia:
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as "the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture."

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I had art history in college and we used H.W. Janson's, History of Art. It must've had an impact on my, because I'm still amazing by that sculpture.

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